The 12-foot, 80 lb. albino Burmese python was discovered along LA 22 in Springfield.
It had been kept in a parrot cage until it got out.
"It's more likely to scare somebody to death than anything," said Dave Millican with MF Wildlife. "These snakes are not known to kill people or eat people. If a kid was to get too close or try to poke at it or catch it themselves, they would get bit and it would do a lot of damage."
The python was taken to Slidell, where wildlife control plans to find it a new home.
Officials said the previous owner did not have a permit for it.