Seven-foot biting snake on the loose after escaping its tank

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A seven-foot boa constrictor could be on the loose in Ilkeston escaping from its tank.

The giant snake, better known as Baba, made its escape between midnight and 5.30am this morning (October 27).

A couple of windows at his owners house in Church Street, Cotmanhay, were left open over night and it's feared the snake may have slithered off.

Baba's owner, who has asked not to be named, warned he has been known to bite if upset and urged anyone who sees him not to touch his head.

Speaking to the Derby Telegraph , she said: "He's not very aggressive but he has bitten me a few times and does get hissy. He doesn't like being touched on his head so I'd urge anyone who sees him not to touch his head.

"I think he would be somewhere inside because of the cold temperatures. I'd be surprised if he was outside."

The worried owner added: "A couple of windows downstairs were left open throughout the night so my cat could come in and out. I am still searching. It's possible it could still be in the house and I haven't found it."

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The owner, 32, said she would be happy to collect the snake if anybody knew of its whereabouts.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the owner via messaging the 'Spotted Ilkeston town 2' Facebook group .