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Two-foot python dubbed ‘Sir Hiss’ spotted at Diamond District store — third snake found in NYC this week: cops



It was a diamondback wannabe!

A python was spotted slithering around a store in the heart of the Big Apple’s Diamond District Friday — just two days after another snake was found on the Upper West Side.

The approximately two-foot long reptile was discovered inside Fantasy Diamonds at the corner of West 47th Street and Sixth Avenue — steps from the buzzing Rockefeller Center subway station, police said. 

“Sir Hiss” the python was spotted slithering inside Fantasy Diamonds around 2 p.m. Friday. NY ACC

Someone called 911 and the python was removed to the city’s Animal Care Center, where it was dubbed “Sir Hiss” and sent to a foster home. 

Police said it’s unclear how the brown-and-gold patterned snake ended up in the shop, and that the investigation is ongoing. 

A store worker declined to comment when reached by The Post. 

The slithering find came a day after a 5-foot-long snake was spotted trying to get inside an apartment on West 87th Street near Columbus Avenue Wednesday morning. 

The 2-foot-long snake was taken to the city’s Animal Care Center. NY ACC

Resident Sam Sullivan saw the boa constrictor creep along an exterior gate near his basement apartment around 8 a.m.

The NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit converged on the scene and grabbed the reptile, delicately placing it in a polka-dot-colored pillowcase, according to footage the NYPD released. 

Police then handed the snake over to the Animal Care Centers of NYC, and it was placed with a foster guardian outside of the Big Apple.

It’s unclear how the python ended up inside the store, steps from buzzing subway station. NY ACC

The origin of that snake and how it ended up on the city streets was also unclear. 

And last Saturday, a New Yorker crashed a rented U-Haul van when he found a live 3.5-foot white snake under his seat while transporting a couch with his roommate. 

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