Residents in East Lansing are being warned to keep their eyes open for a python loose in the city. According to, the python was last seen by its owner over the weekend in a subdivision in the Saginaw/Hagadorn/Lake Lansing area. It is described as a ball python, about four to six feet long. While the snakes are not venomous, and not known to be aggressive towards humans, the family pet may need to keep one eye open. Small animals are a favorite meal of pythons.

If you're crazy enough to look for the python, you are being asked to not attempt to capture it if seen. Call 911 to give the snake's location. Frankly, this ophidiophobe will not participate in this search. In fact, it's one more reason for me to avoid East Lansing least until the serpent is safe and sound in its home!