The owner of a dead, python-like creature found in a Vancouver suitcase has been charged with animal cruelty.
In a news release on Tuesday, police said the python-sized creature was found at a park in the city’s northeast on June 20.
It had died from hypothermia.
The owner was arrested and faces up to two years in prison.
A man and a woman were arrested Tuesday.
A search warrant was executed at their home.
Police said they found the dead snake wrapped in a plastic bag and that a suitcase was recovered.
It was later found to contain two packages of frozen food.
“It is a mystery, but we do know it is alive,” Sgt. Kevin Smith said.
The snake had been reported dead at a Vancouver park about two weeks earlier, according to CBC News.