Pythons found abandoned outside Newmarket store
Two pythons were found in bins outside a Newmarket, Ont. store on Monday, July 17, 2017. (York Regional Police/ Twitter)
Published Monday, July 17, 2017 12:44PM EDT
Last Updated Monday, July 17, 2017 4:47PM EDT
One of two snakes found abandoned outside a store in Newmarket has died.
The two Burmese pythons were found in plastic bins outside a reptile shop on Leslie Street on Monday morning. York Regional Police say the snakes were found in good health and were transported to a sanctuary near Peterborough.
Later in the afternoon, one of the snakes was pronounced dead.
Investigators say they are not treating the situation as a criminal matter and no charges are expected.
With files from CTV Toronto.