A young man detained by police during a drunken argument in Germany was found to be carrying a baby python in his pants, and may be in trouble under animal welfare laws.
Police in the southwestern city of Darmstadt said the 19-year-old was detained last night after a loud argument with another man disturbed residents. They said he was searched and officers noticed “a significant bulge in his trousers.”
The man told officers that he had a snake in his pants, and pulled out a 35-centimetre (14-inch) baby king python. He was taken to a police cell to sober up, and the snake put in a box.
Police said today they were looking for the reptile’s owner and examining whether “the non-species-appropriate transport” violated animal protection laws.