A US man has managed to get out of a pet store with a stolen snake… by stuffing it into the front of his pants.
CCTV footage shows the man entering the pet store in Portland, Oregon and walking over to the snake cage.
He then places the $285 black pastel ball python down his pants.
The can be seen passing the keys to the cage to a woman standing nearby – an alleged accomplice to the theft.
No arrests have been made but the pet store owner said a suspect has been identified.
The owner admitted that although the man was ‘gutsy’ for the act, the snake was typically docile and known to like warm and dark places.