Sweet Jesus, somebody lost their pet python in Oakland, and put up this frightening "lost snake" sign to warn neighbors. The ball python, described as "4 feet long, black & brown, will be looking for "heat sources such as a hot water heater." Sounds terrifying. Might we suggest luring the creature back with rabbit bait?

Oakland animal officials went on a frenzy on Wednesday to find homes for "21 malnourished, deformed rabbits seized from a Lake Merritt area backyard, where they were being raised for food." The animal raid, according to the Chronicle, "comes just as Oakland enters into the debate over urban agriculture regulations, deciding how to monitor livestock - its treatment and slaughter - in one of the country's hotbeds of urban homesteading."

[Oakland Local, Chron]