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Local Pet Detective Calls Off Hunt for 13-Foot Trailer Park Python. Blames Meddling Kids

11:29 AM EDT on October 19, 2023

There’s been another snaky twist and turn in the hunt for a 13-foot python terrorizing cats, possums, and foot-long rats in the Burntwood Trailer Park! 

Just days after we noted how suspicious it was that he was the first human on the scene to track the slithery serpentine, local pet detective Trever “Red Beard” Bounds announced he was no longer on the hunt for the reptilian beast 

He blamed those meddling kids from the Burntwood Trailer Park:

The man tasked with finding a 13-foot albino python says he's no longer on the hunt.

Trevor Bounds of Red Beard Wildlife Control has been on the hunt since the start of the month as residents of the Burntwood mobile home park went on high alert.

Now, Bounds says he's calling off his search. "After a few unprofessional and un-youthful calls/texts... we are no longer going to work this job," Bounds told News 9.

Once again, it was already suspicious that Bounds was at the forefront of this story, clamoring for the cameras in his quest to be a snake-snapping hero. The fact that he’s now blaming prank phone calls and “un-youthful” texts for calling off the chase raises even more eyebrows. 

Seriously, how would those calls even work?

Ring, Ring

“Redbeard Pet Detective Services. Trevor speaking.”

“Ssssssssso, looking for me?”

“Who is this?”

“You know who it issssssssss.”

“El Snako!”

“You’ll never catch me, Redbeard… or thisssssss pretty cat I’m holding hosssssssstage.:”

“What? Your holding a cat hostage?! You’ll never get away with this El Snako! Never!

“You have 24-hours to deliver a box of micccce, or the catsssssssssss a goner. Drop them off at midnight at trailer eight… or elsssssssssssssss.” 

Now that Redbeard has been called off the chase, the trailer park is turning to another species of animal that’s a threat to the park’s feral cat population to catch the creature – dogs. 

KOKH Channel 25 obtained a letter that the park sent to residents warning them to be on the lookout for some feisty labrador retrievers.

We have engaged additional wildlife control groups that will be coming into the community this week to help with the capture of the snake. We are working with two new experts to help resolve the issue.

Please note, we will have our expert tracking the snake utilizing two dogs starting this evening October 17th. The expert and his two Labrador Retrievers (one will be on leash and one off), will be coming through the community late evening and accompanied by security. Please do not be alarmed.

Yep, that's right. Everything’s fine. When you see an unleashed snake-hunting Lab roaming around the trailer park, sniffing around every crook and cranny, and then stopping at your trailer and barking ferociously at a vent to your crawl space, don’t be alarmed. There’s nothing to worry about. 

Although I wish the dogs the best of luck finding El Snako, this seems like a bad deal for area cats. Not only do they have to worry about a 13-foot python turning them into a batch of snake-approved Fancy Feast, but now they have unleashed dogs to dodge and avoid. Pretty soon, Burntwood will have to change its name to Deadcat!

Anyway, we’ll continue to follow this story and provide more updates as they become available. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised. 

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