Rare snakes stolen from pet shop in Henlow

RESIDENTS are being asked to keep their eyes open after two rare snakes were stolen from The Japanese Koi Company.

The snakes were discovered missing this morning (Friday) from the Henlow based pet shop by the reptiles’ sales representative whilst doing a routine maintenance clean up.

Mick Brady-Emery, project manager for The Japanese Koi Company, said: “The snakes are kept in a locked glass tank so someone has obviously lifted the lid and taken them. The snakes are harmless but can bite. These snakes are both unusual and very individual and they need to be kept in a heated environment.”

One of the snakes is a Piedbald Royal Python (python requis) valued at �1499.99 the other is an Albino Royal Python (python regius) valued at �699.99. Both snakes feast on defrosted rodents varying in size.

The pet store is offering a reward of �5000 if it leads to a conviction. If you have any information please contact Mick Brady-Emery on 01462 850822. Alternatively call Bedfordshire police on 101 citing crime reference number JD17342-2012.

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