Residents in a Detroit neighborhood were startled to see an 18-foot reticulated python slither onto the roof of a garage Thursday, WJBK reported.
The reptile, named Julia, crawled up the building and onto the shingles over the garage, according to WXYZ.
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.
"(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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