08/07/2013 07:49 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT

Python escapes from North Vancouver home

RCMP and animal conservation officers are searching for a pet snake that escaped from a house in North Vancouver.

The snake is a 1.2 metre-long ball python.

RCMP Cpl. Doug Trousdell says the snake isn't believed to be dangerous. The ball python is a nonvenomous snake.

"It was a pet snake that had gotten loose somewhere in the house," Trousdell said.

The snake was last seen Tuesday night at the house in the 1800 block of Purcell Way.

Neighbours are especially on edge after two New Brunswick boys who were killed after an African rock python escaped its enclosure in Campbellton, N.B.

Today, preliminary autopsy results revealed the boys died from asphyxiation.