A python is missing from a Rock Hill home, according to a police report.
The home off India Hook Road was undergoing repairs following a fire earlier this summer, the report states.
The snake was in an enclosure in the basement, the homeowner told police, and even though there was a sign advising work crews not to enter the basement, several snakes were released from a container. All were located except one.
The woman, whose son owns the snake, said the snake was small because it was a baby.
The police report describes the missing snake as a ball python. Native to Africa, Ball pythons, which usually grow to about 3 feet in length, are not poisonous and generally do not bite when raised in captivity, according to a zoo website.
A flat-screen television also was reported missing.
Rachel Southmayd • 803-329-4072