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Update: Non-venomous corn snake Located after it escaped owners guitar case at Fernfest


UPDATE: The snake has been safely located and Victoria Police say it has been turned over to Animal Control.

VicPD officers are advising the public to be aware of a missing non-venomous corn snake that was last seen at the Fernfest community celebration.

The snake, named “Snake”,  went missing from its owner’s guitar case in the afternoon of Saturday, June 20th at Fernfest, near the intersection of Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue. The snake is described as a five-and-a-half-foot long, one-and-a-half pound coral-coloured corn snake. The snake is well-fed and described by its owner as “a bit chubby”.

Corn snakes are not venomous, but do pack a powerful and painful bite. If you see the snake, you are asked to not try to capture it yourself. Instead, if you see the snake, you are asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or Animal Control  at (250) 414-0233.

Victoria Buzz Staff
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