Date:   Jun 22, 2015

File #     15-27433

UPDATE: The snake has been safely located and turned over to Animal Control. Thank you for your help and keep eyes.

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are advising the public to be aware of a missing non-venomous corn snake that was last seen at the Fernfest community celebration.

The snake, named “Snake”,  went missing from its owner’s guitar case in the afternoon of Saturday, June 20th at Fernfest, near the intersection of Fernwood Road and Gladstone Avenue. The snake is described as a five-and-a-half-foot long, one-and-a-half pound coral-coloured corn snake. The snake is well-fed and described by its owner as “a bit chubby”.

A snake similar to “Snake” the missing Fernwood corn snake. Corn snakes are non-venomous, but pack a powerful bite.

Corn snakes are not venomous, but do pack a powerful and painful bite. If you see the snake, you are asked to not try to capture it yourself. Instead, if you see the snake, you are asked to call the VicPD non-emergency line at (250) 995-7654, or Animal Control  at (250) 414-0233.