15-foot Python Named Big Mama Found After 10 Days Missing in Los Angeles
On July 3rd, a 15-foot python named Big Mama escaped from her cage in a Chatsworth home in Los Angeles. The owner, Alex Villalta, reported that the cage was accidentally left unlocked overnight. After a nearly ten-day search, the python was found hiding between two sheds close to Villalta's home.
The Search for Big Mama
Villalta had requested his neighbors to be on the lookout for Big Mama. He described the python as friendly towards humans but potentially dangerous to small pets like cats and dogs. Despite multiple searches during the day and night, with the aid of his neighbors and flashlights, Big Mama's whereabouts remained unknown for several days.
Big Mama's Safe Return
Villalta returned from work on July 13th to the good news from a neighbor that Big Mama had been found. The python had been hiding out between two sheds on a property close to Villalta's home, a location that had been checked multiple times before. Villalta reported that Big Mama appeared to be in a healthy condition without any injuries. Despite the python's adventurous escape, it seems that Big Mama is now safely back at home.