UPDATE, FRIDAY: The owner of a six-foot long albino python has still not found his pet.
The snake went missing in the Lake Weeroona area on Friday after escaping its cage.
If anyone sees the python should contact professional snake catcher Chris Page on 0423 627 145.
The owner, who wants to remain anonymous, has searched their property multiple times for the snake.
They believe the snake may have found a cool place to hide in during the warm weather.
SATURDAY: A six-foot long, albino python has escaped from a Bendigo home.
Professional snake catcher Chris Page said the owner, who wants to remain anonymous, noticed their pet python was missing in the Lake Weeroona area on Friday afternoon.
"Obviously, there are people who own the reptile as pets," Mr Page said. "They're great pets but they can be escape artists.
"Unfortunately, this python has escaped. He doesn't pose any risk to the community. He's not venomous or dangerous."
Mr Page, a licensed snake catcher from Tzr Reptiles and Wildlife, said people should not touch or attack the python if they see it.
"One of the biggest things is that it's someone's pet," he said. "Call a snake catcher or the Department of Environment, Water, Land and Planning, and we can return it to the person who owns it."
Snakes are protected by the Wildlife Act, so anyone who attempts to kill the python could be charged.
It is also illegal to keep a snake in Victoria without a registered permit.
Mr Page said anyone who finds the python could contact him on 0423 627 145.
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