A large pet snake was discovered at a homeless storage center in Los Angeles in an abandoned storage tub. According to a March 15 report on the LA Times, when a center worker came to clear out the abandoned items to another area, which is the policy after seven days, there was a shocking surprise inside. Slithering around among the lady’s belongings was a 6-foot-long snake, tentatively identified as a boa constrictor or a python.
The snake had apparently not been fed or watered in at least a week, according to Estela Lopez, the director of the storage facility run by Central City East Association to keep the belongings of the homeless off the street. There is a waiting list on these storage bins.
The owner of the snake was thought to be a lady who was a first-time client at the shelter. People had recently seen her on the street.
According Sacbee.com, "Lopez says in the 10 years that the 1,100 bins have been in use, there's never been an animal found inside one."
Animal control was notified, and they were en route to handle the situation. Attempts have been made to contact the lady with no success.