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Missing 9ft snake recaptured after five days on the loose in Cambridge

Reticulated pythons can grow to more than 30ft long. Credit: PA

A 9ft snake that was on the loose in Cambridge after it escaped through an open window has been recaptured.

'Turin' the reticulated python was spotted in a tree just 50m from its home on Lovell Road in the city on Thursday evening.

The reptile went missing in the early hours of Sunday morning after it managed to slither out through a bay window.

The snake was found in Lovell Road, just yards away from where it went missing. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Police tweeted about the snake in the days that followed and warned that it could pose a risk to small animals.

However, the hunt finally came to a dramatic end of Thursday evening when a neighbour saw Turin resting within the branches of a tree in a garden.

Reticulated pythons are the world's longest snake, native to south-east Asia, and can grow up to 31.5ft, according to Encyclopaedia Britannica.