04/07/2013 09:59 BST | Updated 04/07/2013 10:08 BST

Boa Constrictor On The Loose In Liverpool

Boa Constrictor

A 5ft boa constrictor is on the loose after escaping from its home.

The public have been warned to look out for the pet snake that was reported missing from a house in Parbrook Road, Huyton, Liverpool, today.

Named Petzy, she is non-venomous but could be dangerous if she feels threatened, police said.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said: "The snake is a four-year-old boa constrictor. It is approximately 5ft long with black and green camouflage markings and yellow underneath.

"Whilst the snake is non-venomous and described as normally very placid, it may become aggressive if it feels threatened and the public are advised not to approach it but to contact Merseyside Police on the non-emergency 101 number."

Police are warning the public not to approach Petzy, who is non-venomous and described as placid by her owners, but could become aggressive if threatened.