Any recommendation on capturing a 2 ft python that got out of his cage?
We have tried the flour and heat lamps.
Pet snakes have a tendency to get loose from time to time. Though most are caught, some species seem to like hiding places that make them difficult to locate. One species which seems to be particularly difficult to find are pythons. Over the years we’ve had several requests for help from pet owners who have had one escape. Most of these lost pythons end up being found in wall voids, crawl spaces and other hidden spaces of the home. If you haven’t searched any accesible location like this in your home, I suggest you start there for now.
If you still have no idea where he may be hiding, you should consider doing some trapping. Live traps are quite effective on most any species of snake and can be used inside homes effectively. In this case, if you fed them pinkies (mice), set out a medium or large SNAKE TRAP baited with a mouse. Make your snake trap set where you normally kept the python or where it was fed if this was a different location. A second trap can be set where you suspect it might be active such as a crawl space or attic. Monitor the sets daily and with any luck, it will get the urge to feed, find your offering and be caught. If you have further questions, give us a call on our toll free at 1-800-877-7290.