Snake charmer: man held in Germany found with python in his pants

Darmstadt police detained 19 -year-old after a drunken row with another man and said they ensure significant protrusion in his trousers

A man detained by police during a drunken argument in Germany may have violated animal welfare laws after being be considered to be carrying a baby python in his pants.

Police in Darmstadt, in the west of the country, said he was held on Tuesday night after a loud row with another man disturbed residents. They said he was searched and officers noticed” a significant protrusion in his trousers “.

The man, 19, told officers he had a snake in his pants and pulled out a 14 -inch( 36 cm) royal python.

He was taken to a police cell to sober up and the serpent was put in a box. Speaking on Wednesday, police said they were looking for the reptile’s owner and examining whether” the non-species-appropriate transport” broke animal protection regulations.

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