Skip to main content

Pet python escapes from owner's house, North Dakota town freaks out

And they say nothing exciting ever happens in small towns...

The tiny town of Forman, North Dakota, is having a bit of a collective freak out after a resident's pet python went missing.

The announcement was made on the city's Facebook page, saying the snake is "camouflage in color and is seven feet long."

Cue panic among some the residents of the city – population of just over 500 – found about 60 miles west of the Minnesota border.

The snake has been missing for "several days," the city added.

The Facebook post has generated quite a bit of excitement for the city, getting more than 400 shares and prompting a few hundred comments.

"That snake will want to eat something! I have a total phobia about snakes!" one commenter said.

"I would not survive if I saw it!" another added.

Follow Bring Me The News on Instagram

In fairness to Forman, the city is taking advantage of the sudden flurry of attention to try and persuade others to visit.

In response to someone who has no idea where Forman is, the city wrote: "We have so many great features in our town. The missing snake is one very small, hopefully short-term situation. Like and follow us on Facebook for our non-snake news!"

We think Shelley Lange wrote it best, when she commented: "This entire thread is free Friday night entertainment. 🍷"

Next Up

Payton Willis

Gophers defense falls flat against Indiana

The Hoosiers were able to take advantage of some wide-open shots.

Samuel Frey

Brooklyn Park man gets prison sentence for arson during 2020 riots

Samuel Elliot Frey pleaded guilty to setting fire to a St. Paul health store.

Kirk Cousins, Dalvin Cook

Vikings-Bears season finale: 5 things you can count on

The starters are expected to play, though a loss would be good for draft positioning.

covid, covid testing

COVID-19 testing sites in Inver Grove Heights, Stillwater expand operations

Gov. Tim Walz announced the new testing site schedules Friday.

FLickr - minneapolis police - Tony Webster - Feb 2020 - crop

Man fatally shot in Minneapolis, the city's first homicide of 2022

The shooting was reported in south Minneapolis Saturday evening.

Kevin Fiala / Minnesota Wild

Shorthanded Wild earn a crazy victory over Capitals

An own goal, a benching and a shootout gave Minnesota an unlikely win.

Anthony Barr

If this is it for Anthony Barr, he should be appreciated

The long-time linebacker was always debated but gave a lot to the Minnesota Vikings

Minnesota Wild

Watch: Capitals' errant pass gives Wild an 'own goal'

Carl Hagelin's pass traveled nearly 200 feet into his own net.

Jasper, missing dog stolen with van in South St. Paul

South St. Paul police seeking van stolen with dog inside

The vehicle was stolen while parked in front of a local hotel.

Mike Zimmer

Report: Vikings 'likely' to move on from Mike Zimmer

General Manager Rick Spielman is expected to remain with the organization.


Screen Shot 2019-11-22 at 10.11.55 PM

All pets adopted after huge turnout at Mpls. 'Clear the Shelter' event

A fantastic day for Minneapolis Animal Care and Control.

Pet owners beware, there's dog flu in Minnesota

Four cases have been reported across the state.