Dead python spotted in Hucknall's Dob Park

Visitors to Hucknall’s Dob Park got a shock last weekend when a dead python was spotted in the undergrowth near the road.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 10:34 am

The snake, is believed to be an escaped or lost pet as the species is not normally found in Britain.

One resident, Chantelle-Nicole Fisher, put a picture of the poor animal on the Spotted: Hucknall Facebook page, saying: “Really sad. While out for a walking in Dob Park yesterday afternoon, I found this dead python near the road.

"Such a sad thing to find such a beautiful creature.”

The python was found dead in Dob Park. Photo: Chantelle-Nicole Fisher
The python was found dead in Dob Park. Photo: Chantelle-Nicole Fisher

Several comments were from alarmed residents that such a creature could be in a Hucknall park.

Donna Marriott put: “I didn’t know there were snakes in Dob Park.

And Neil Elliott wrote: “Could have eaten a kid.”

But others reassured folk that Dob Park was not normally home pythons.

Natalia Julia Duszynski wrote: “For those commenting it would be huge – it’s a royal python, they really don’t get that huge at all.

"Highly unlikely to have survived the weather unfortunately.”The Wildlife Trust website advises what to do if you find a dead animal in place like a park.

It says: “If you find a dead animal on the road, pavement, or in another open public space, you should tell your local council.

"This includes domestic pets and wild animals like badgers and foxes. A dead animal found on private property should be reported to the owner of the land.”

If an animal is injured but still alive, you should report it to the RSPCA.