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Pictures show the moment Turin the 9ft python was recaptured in Cambridge




This is the moment Turin, the escaped 9ft python that has had Cambridge residents on alert, was finally recaptured.

The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton
The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton

Found up a tree by neighbour Michael Barton on Thursday night, Turin was reunited with his grateful owner after a careful rescue.

The reticulated python, which slid out an open window of his Lovell Road home in the early hours of last Saturday morning (June 29), had some foam around his mouth, so the owner said he would take him to the vets.

Michael, who photographed the rescue act, told the Cambridge Independent: “I was convinced the snake was still in my garden or next door because the birds had been acting strangely in the trees."

Reticulated pythons are not venomous but wrap themselves around their prey to kill them.

The owner had sent a letter to neighbours urging them not to hurt Turin if they found him, and stressed he was not a threat to people.

The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton
The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton
The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton
The moment Turin the python was recaptured in Cambridge. Picture: Michael Barton

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