A man was caught on surveillance camera apparently stealing a two-foot-long python from a pet store and stuffing it down his pants before walking out of the shop.
Christin Bjugan, manager of A to Z Pets in Portland, Oregon, said she noticed the snake was missing on Friday so she went through security footage, where she spotted the thief.
"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day," she told KPTV. "Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry."
The type of snake, a black pastel ball python, goes for about $200, she said.
Bjugan added that footage shows the man was "trying to act like there's not a snake in his pants."
The thief was accompanied by a female with blue hair. No arrests have been made in the theft.
Bjugan added: "We know who did it. We know where he lives, we know where he works, we know all about him and his girlfriend. We're just waiting to get our snake back."