Now a WDBJ7 follow up on a missing 8-foot python.
"Bonnie" has been "M-I-A" for about two weeks.
And, it's got people talking and wondering where she is.
Bonnie was last seen in Northwest Roanoke on Hearthstone Road.
A pack of bloodhounds tracked her scent, but the Python is still missing.
"Clyde" is missing his mate, "Bonnie" an Iranian Python who hasn't been seen in more than two weeks.
“We didn't see anything, searched in trees searched the neighborhood over again,” said Nick Shreffler, who owns the snake. “I haven't had any complaints, someone coming to my door - 'Hey, we seen your snake somewhere.' She's hiding really good if she's out there.”
And, that's a concern for neighbors around Hearthstone Road - they're worried a hungry python might munch on their beloved pets.
The snake's owner, Nick Shreffler, says in the weeks since Bonnie's escape he's gotten nasty notes and hate mail; even concerns about his other snakes.
“Animal control and game warden has checked out all of my animals, everything checks out,” Shreffler said.
Even with a positive report from authorities, Shreffler is starting to lose hope. These cooler days are not ideal for reptiles.
“I'd really like to get it back if it's still alive, but my conclusion is someone's done found it and kept it, someone shot it or it’s done died from cold weather,” Shreffler said.
Shreffler said Bonnie was pregnant.
He says the eggs, which if they were laid, wouldn't hatch until December, and they also wouldn't make it through this colder weather.
In the meantime, Roanoke Police continue to patrol a three-mile radius, but haven't had any tips on the snake for a while now.