Illinois Community on Edge after Multiple Pythons Found Abandoned in Home


Share post:

Sims, IL – The town is on high alert after multiple pythons were discovered abandoned in a residence on Railroad Street. 

Wayne County Sheriff Chris Otey and his deputies, with the help of reptile handlers, responded to the shocking situation yesterday, capturing two of the three reported snakes.

The remaining python, estimated to be 7-8 feet long, is still believed to be inside the residence, heightening local fears. 

According to Sheriff Otey, the search for the elusive snake is ongoing, and residents are urged to remain vigilant. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has joined the efforts to locate the missing python. The situation has left many in Sims uneasy, with local authorities emphasizing the importance of caution. 

As the search continues, residents are reminded to secure their homes and stay alert for any signs of the python.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

Minnesota, Wisconsin Under Tornado Watch with Apple-Sized Hail Until 10 PM Wednesday

St. Paul, MN - A tornado watch has been issued for parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin until 10...

Multiple Illinois Deputies Shot While Responding to Suicide-Homicide Threat

Dixon, IL – Three Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies were struck by gunfire Wednesday morning while responding to a...

Central Illinois: Severe Afternoon Storms Thursday Could Bring 2” Hail, Flooding

Ottawa, IL - Severe thunderstorms are forecast for central Illinois on Thursday afternoon and evening, bringing threats of...

Severe Storm Alert: Large Hail Chance in Nebraska Tonight

Omaha, NE - A severe storm with the potential for large hail is expected to impact northeast and...