BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The missing 150-pound python reportedly escaped from its enclosure early Monday morning, according to a spokesperson at the St. George Fire Department.

The search continues for the missing python inside the Mall of Louisiana.

Blue Zoo Baton Rouge provided this update on Cara:

Friends, while our day and night search for Cara continues, we want to give you a quick update. We’ve brought in multiple snake experts to assist in the search, in addition to an animal tracker that is working with us throughout the evening and overnight. Local firefighters and police searched with us for several hours during the day yesterday. We’ve purchased night vision cameras to see more difficult areas, in addition to multiple motion sensor cameras. We’ve hired a company using infrared, additionally, local plumbing and HVAC companies continue to snake cameras throughout all possible openings and small areas. We have heat and food sources to draw her in as well and have a veterinarian on standby. Additionally, our Animal Care and Guest Relations Teams have been amazing, working day and night. We all love Cara and their dedication and passion for her return is evident. We have seen evidence of Cara moving within our ceiling space, which has many places for her to hide. We continue our search for Cara and remain voluntarily closed today for her safety. We’ll keep you updated here.

The story of the missing snake has gained national attention and Cara now has her own Twitter page.

Stay right here for updates on the search for the missing 12-foot snake.