Los Angeles News
Snake found at Skid Row storage facility
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A 6-foot-long snake was discovered at a Skid Row storage facility frequently used by the homeless.
The storage facility, located on the outskirts of Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles, is where many homeless people keep their personal belongings. It seems someone stored something at bit more exotic.
Charles Johnson, an employee at the facility, said he was cleaning out unclaimed containers Friday morning when he came across a giant snake.
The snake was in a box stashed in a suitcase. It had been there at least a week. Johnson alerted his bosses, who then alerted animal control.
"At 6:30 in the morning, you don't expect that. It's quiet in here, dark, nobody in here except me and my boss, and here we get this object, so wow, my heart kind of palpitated at the time," Johnson said.
An animal control officer was able to get the snake into a sack. They believe the reptile is either a python or boa constrictor.
"It was a good size. It was 3 1/2 or 4 inches in diameter and between 5 and 6 foot long," Johnson described.
People who live and work in the area say they've pretty much seen everything - but a snake in a box still raised some eyebrows.
The snake appeared to be in good health. It was taken to the Los Angeles Animal Shelter in case the owner ever emerges to claim the reptile.
downtown, unbelievable, los angeles news, robert holguin
- DUI driver slams car into LA home; girl dead
- 2 nurses stabbed in separate hospital attacks
- LAPD officer hurt in Northridge 3-car crash
- SKorea ferry accident death toll at 58
- LA coach gets 130 years in child molest case
- Woman fatally struck on 405 Fwy in Harbor City
- Oxnard pedestrian hit at intersection, dies
- Bus crash: Driver remembered as a 'hero'
- Drone in Yemen kills 9 al Qaeda members
- Pope Francis, crowd joyously celebrate Easter
- abcnews: Dashcams capture possible meteorite
- Kevin Sharp, country singer, dies at age 43
- 'Capt. America' tops box office for 3rd week
- OTRC: Kate Mara on 'Transcendence,' terrorist role