Coast woman fears for her missing pet 2.1m python
A COAST woman is on the search for a scaly friend, after her 2.14m pet python broke out of its tank and took to the streets.
Lulu Carrette is seeking the eagle-eyed assistance of locals to find her beloved 'Bubbles' who is on the loose in Maroochydore.
She's concerned for his welfare, and hoping nobody kills him if they come across him, as she continues to search for her pet serpent.
Bubbles pushed through the roof of his tank on Sunday and made his escape.
Lulu said she only had a couple of hours of sleep last night and was out and about again today, scouring the neighbourhood for the five-year-old python.
"I've literally checked everywhere in the house," Ms Carrette said.
"This is the longest he's ever been missing for."
Bubbles has made a break for it once before, getting loose in the yard briefly being returned to his tank by Lulu.
Lulu said she'd searched under the house and on the roof of both the first and second-storey of her house with no luck so far.
She's had the coastal carpet python for about three years and said the snake had been a huge help to her in dealing with her anxiety.
Lulu said she'd been defrosting a rat for Bubbles on Sunday, as it was his feeding day, and when she went back outside a couple of hours later he was gone.
"I'm hopeful (he'll be found)," she said.
"I know he will be home, it's just a matter of when."
Ms Carrette said he was "friendly, however he is hungry" and had gone missing from her house, not far from Beefy's on Aerodrome Rd at Maroochydore, and urged locals to keep an eye out, as snake catchers had advised the territorial snakes normally didn't venture further than two blocks away from their homes.
She said she'd called the RSPCA, local vets and snake catchers to alert them and urged anyone who's seen her pet not to harm him, but to call Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers 24/7 or the RSPCA and let them know you may have found Bubbles the missing python.
Lulu described Bubbles as a "part of my family" and said she took him to the beach and for walks to the park and he was "very, very loved".