UPDATE: Ishpeming police say snake was taken, never loose

 Not the actual cobra. Generic stock photo.
Not the actual cobra. Generic stock photo. (WLUC)
Published: May. 4, 2018 at 1:42 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

UPDATE at 8:55 a.m. Monday:

The Ishpeming Police Department now says the snake reported missing from 745 Duncan Ave. Friday was never loose in public and was taken as part of a civil dispute between two parties. Police say the parties involved do have permits for exotic animals.

No further information has been released.



The City of Ishpeming Police Department was called to a residence at 745 Duncan Avenue at 10:48 a.m. Friday in response to a motion alarm.

Upon arrival, it was discovered that a venomous cobra snake, believed to be a smaller monocled cobra snake, was missing from its cage. The owner had been actively searching for the snake since Thursday night. The snake's owner does have an exotic animal license.

It is believed the snake is still in the home, but law enforcement would like to make the public aware of the incident, on the off chance it was able to escape the home or was removed by someone else. The Duncan Avenue location is part of the eighth addition by the Al Quaal Recreation Area.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has been made aware of the incident.

The public is asked to call 911 immediately in the snake is observed.