Humane Society Has An Oversupply Of Snakes

Ball Python
Photo credit (© Matthijs Kuijpers |

The Peninsula Humane Society is reporting an unusual number of ball pythons are currently available at their facility.

In the past year, the shelter has received 10 ball pythons with 5 currently available for adoption.

Ball pythons, also known as the royal pythons, are typically known for their docile temperaments and can reach 4 to 4 1/2 feet in length. They get their name from the animal's tendency to curl into a ball when frightened.

If you are interested in adopting one of the pythons you can visit the shelter at 1450 Rollins Road in Burlingame or call (650) 340-7022.