SAN LUIS OBISPO, California – It's pretty difficult for a 23-foot, 130-pound python to hide.
The orange reticulated python, the world's longest snake species, and a second python, measuring 13 feet, escaped from a terrarium in their owner's home in San Luis Obispo, California, on Sunday night.
Police warned residents that the snakes were large enough to make meals of young children or pets.
But both had been captured by Monday afternoon.
The larger python was found basking in the sun in a backyard several blocks away. The smaller python was spotted under the owner's porch. No injuries were reported.
Police said the snakes' owner will not be cited.
"There is no leash law for snakes," said police Sgt. Kurt Hixenbaugh.