An 18-foot python startled residents in a Detroit neighborhood Thursday.
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

18-foot python slithers onto roof of Detroit garage

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The reptile, named Julia, crawled up the building and onto the shingles over the garage, according to WXYZ

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The snake’s owner, Devin Jones-White, who was at work when his 8-year-old pet got free from its cage, eventually showed up to retrieve his pet.

"When everybody came out and crowded around her, she was spooked even more with the crowd," Jones-White told WJBK. "That's why she never came down and stayed up there, doing her own thing."

Jones-White said it was his fault Julia slithered away from her cage.

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"(I) didn't put the lock on, probably,” Jones-White told WXYZ. “(But) I was able to get here (and) get her back to her cage quick."

That was a relief to Jones-White’s neighbors.

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