PULLMAN, Wash.--The eleven foot long python that W.S.U. veterinarians rescued from a vacant home in Colfax has died.
The landlord of the rental home first found the python on October 9. The snake was inside the home curled around a heater.
Employees and students at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine captured the snake and said they would take care of it until they could find the snake a new home.
The snake died on October 12, only a few days after it was taken in. Officials said it was dehydrated and suffered from systematic gout which impacted every organ in its body. The snake’s muscles were also deteriorating.