EAST SETAUKET - An East Setauket couple got a surprise when they found a snake while cleaning out an apartment.

The SPCA says Peter Wang and his wife discovered a 3-foot long Ball Python in the apartment. The SPCA says the snake belonged to a former tenant and was going to be taken care of by another tenant, but it got loose and escaped.

Ball Pythons are legal to own. No charges have been filed.