By Kelsey Wilkie and Sahar Mourad For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:09 BST, 15 October 2019 | Updated: 01:09 BST, 15 October 2019
The search for a huge boa constrictor has been ramped up as fears have been raised that it could snatch a small child.
The 2.5metre snake went missing last Wednesday in the Cascades area of Silverdale, on Sydney's south-western outskirts.
A contractor found the snake's freshly-shed skin hanging from wooden planks at a property on Torumba Circuit.
The reptile's fresh shed skin was found hanging from wooden planks at a property on Torumba Circuit
Sean Cade, from Australian Snake Catchers, has joined the search for the deadly serpent after NSW Government warned residents to not approach the deadly reptile.
Speaking to The Today Show on Tuesday, he stressed the snake is a threat to pets, wildlife and even children.
Source: NSW Government
'This is a two and a half metre snake and its sort of the thickness of my calf muscle, and I don't have skinny legs by any means. It is quite