Matanuska-Susitna Borough

17 foot python in Meadow Lakes neighborhood

Mat-Su | Patty Sullivan | Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care is looking for a 17-foot albino Burmese python that weighs 100 pounds in a neighborhood in Meadow Lakes. The owner reported it missing recently near W. Mallard Lane.

Animal Care Director Kirsten Vesel asks residents in the area to bring in small pets and be vigilant of your yard right now.  Alaska's cold temperatures may weaken the snake or compel it to seek a warm place, she said.

The snake is not prone to attacking adult humans unless provoked. The snake could potentially pose a threat to pets and young children.

Animal Care Officer Darla Erskine will be searching the area and asks residents to call 911 if they locate the snake and Animal Care at 761-7501. For Director Vesel call 761-7505.

The owner has gone door to door notifying his neighbors and has been searching for the snake, Erskine says.

See attached flyer. Photo of snake is the yellow and white color pattern of the snake only. Awaiting actual photo of the snake.