BATON ROUGE, LA – A twelve-foot long Burmese python is loose in the Mall of Louisiana as firefighters and police joined the search. Cara is a python housed at the Blue Zoo and Aquarium at the mall and she’s gone missing.
“Friends, while our day and night search for Cara continues, we want to give you a quick update. We’ve brought in multiple snake experts to assist in the search, in addition to an animal tracker that is working with us throughout the evening and overnight. Local firefighters and police searched with us for several hours during the day yesterday,” zoo officials said. “We’ve purchased night vision cameras to see more difficult areas, in addition to multiple motion sensor cameras. We’ve hired a company using infrared, additionally, local plumbing and HVAC companies continue to snake cameras throughout all possible openings and small areas. We have heat and food sources to draw her in as well and have a veterinarian on standby.”
They suspect Cara is now moving through the ceiling space of the mall.
“Additionally, our Animal Care and Guest Relations Teams have been amazing, working day and night. We all love Cara and their dedication and passion for her return is evident. We have seen evidence of Cara moving within our ceiling space, which has many places for her to hide. We continue our search for Cara and remain voluntarily closed today for her safety,” Blue Zoo officials said.
The aquarium remained closed while the search continues.