Eres had been reported missing after the battle in the streets of Salvation in the midst of mass evacuations of the Carr Fire.
It was not only the people who fled the massive Carr Fire in Northern California that has burned more than 95,000 acres and left six people dead, but also a very large snake that managed to slither away.
Rescue Reptiles, a pet store in the city of 92,000 that is faced with mass evacuations, said in a series of Facebook posts a 14-foot albino reticulated python with the name “Eres” got loose from a temporary shelter in a house in South Redding on Saturday night.
“Eres is a nice, friendly snake. She is a part of our shop family and Reptiles Exhibit,” the store said in a Facebook post. “Don’t be afraid of her, she is lost and afraid!”
Eres was found on Monday and is now “safe and sound.”
“She was hiding in a crate of milk on the patio of a neighbor in the backyard. Not far from where they escaped,” the store said in a Facebook post. “We had previously tried to search in the garden, but the owner refused to let us. Fortunately, his wife found the snake and called us immediately.”
The store owner, Sandra Dodge-Streich, previously told the Sacramento Bee, the snake probably got in during the night, when he was cold, and could have been, as far as a few km already.
Eres, a 14-foot python, was likely to be “lost and afraid” after getting out of a housing, according to the Rescue Reptiles.
“She is a fussy eater, and she is not going to go after anything unless they feel threatened,” Dodge-Streich told The Bee. “She really likes chicken.”
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The snake was originally evacuated from the store when the fire was in the western part of the city, on Thursday evening. After being transferred to a house with geckos, bearded dragons and other animals, it was moved four times before it really.
Dodge-Streich underlines the newspaper the hose is “not to harm someone”, and was probably hiding in a location that is cool and dark.
Dodge-Streich told The Record Searchlight that the residents in the area with small pets, however, should be wary about letting outside.
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On Sunday, the Carr Fire in the area of Rescue delayed for the first time after days of explosive growth. County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said authorities found a sixth victim of the fire in a house that was consumed by the flames, but he refused to say where. The victim’s identity was not released.
Thousands of residents were evacuated as the deadly blaze threatens homes in Redding.
The sheriff’s department is also investigating the seven missing persons reports, Bosenko said.
Redding police has an additional 11 reports of missing persons, though many of them may simply not have checked in with friends or family, said Redding police Sgt. Todd Cogle.
Flames from a backfire effect, set by the fire brigade trying to contain Carr’s Fire, burn in Redding, California.
The last measurement showed at least 657 homes destroyed and 145 damaged, with the fire that consumed 149 square kilometers.
After days of strengthening the areas around the Rescue, fire brigade, were becoming more and more convinced that the city would escape further damage.
The fire was not grown within the city limits since it was Saturday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection incident commander Bret Gouvea.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed