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Python found slithering on Walmart shelf in Monroe Co. now up for adoption

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Posted at 3:49 PM, Apr 19, 2022

BLOOMINGTON — A python that was found inside a local Walmart is now in the market for his forever home.

The young snake, now named Wolverine, was found on a shelf by a good samaritan who called the City of Bloomington Animal Care and Control, according to a Tuesday Facebook post from the agency.

The agency is a division of the city's public works department and runs the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter.

It's not clear how Wolverine got into the store.

"We would love to know how our little pal ended up in Walmart, but Wolverine isn't talking!" the shelter shared. "He would do best with an experienced snake owner. He’s a bit stressed and slightly spicy. He is growing use to the thought of being handled and will likely be able to relax more in a calmer environment."

The shelter says it's received many potential adopters and is no longer listed as available. They believe Wolverine will make a wonderful companion for the right family.

Pythons are non-venomous and can grow to be about 33 feet long, according to the San Diego Zoo.

They're known to feed on other animals, including mammals, reptiles and birds.

Indiana is home to 32 native snake species, only four of which are venomous, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

To speak with someone from Bloomington Animal Care and Control, call 812-349-3492.