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UPDATE: Monday, May 7th at 9:30 a.m.

Upon further investigation by the Ishpeming Police Department, it is believed the snake was never loose in the public. Investigators say the snake was taken as part of a civil dispute between two parties.

The parties involved do have permits for exotic animals.

ISHPEMING — On Friday, May 4th, at approximately 10:48 A.M. City of Ishpeming Police Department responded to to a residence at 745 Duncan Ave for a motion alarm.

They discovered that a venomous Cobra Snake was missing from its cage. The snake had been missing since last night, and the owner has been looking for it. It’s believed the snake is still in the house, but officials want the public to be notified, on the off chance that it was able to leave the house or was removed by someone.

The owner does have an exotic animal license. The Michigan DNR was also made aware of the incident. The public is asked to call 911 immediately if they see the snake.