Plumbers, HVAC company helping in search for missing mall python

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A 12-foot Burmese python had still not been located as of 11 a.m. Wednesday after escaping from its residence in the Mall of Louisiana.

The snake was housed in Blue Zoo, an interactive aquarium in the mall.

The Blue Zoo remained closed on Wednesday.

Managers posted the following message on their Facebook page on Wednesday morning:

“Friends, as our day and night search for Cara continues, we want to give you a quick update. We’ve enlisted multiple snake experts to help with the search, in addition to an animal tracker that works with us all evening and night. Local firefighters and police searched with us for several hours during the day yesterday. We bought night vision cameras to see more difficult areas, in addition to multiple motion sensor cameras. We have hired a company that uses infrared, in addition, local plumbing and HVAC companies continue to swing cameras through every possible opening and small space. We have heat and food sources to draw her in and have a vet on standby. In addition, our Animal Care and Guest Relations teams have worked great, day and night. We all love Cara and their dedication and passion for her return is evident. We’ve seen evidence of Cara moving within our ceiling space, which has many places to hide. We are continuing our search for Cara and are voluntarily remaining closed today for her safety. We will keep you informed here.”

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