What’s Hot: 14-foot python found on roadway on Long Island
A 14-foot-long reticulated python, likely once someone's pet, was found curled up in a ball, dead, on the side of the road on Long Island.
Officers removed the reptile and are now trying to figure out where it came from.
Pythons are illegal to have as pets in New York, unless owners have a dangerous animal license.
The snakes are typically found in Florida, where they are considered an invasive species.
They can reach up to 20-feet-in length and are one of the world's longest snake species.
This is the second unusual reptile to be found in New York in recent weeks.
Last month, a four-foot-long alligator was found in a New York City park.
It was taken to a zoo for rehabilitation.