You don't need me to tell you that shoplifting is not a good idea, especially if your try to swipe a snake by shoving it down your pants.

According to FOX 12, a guy in Portland, Oregon went to a pet store on Friday afternoon, and stole a two foot long python, by shoving it down his pants.

It was a ball python, which isn't venomous. They get their name because their main defense when they're threatened is to curl into a ball, not bite. Venomous or not I want nothing down there!

The woman who owns the pet shop told FOX,

"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day. Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry."

When snakes like that are hungry they eat small animals like mice.

The snake was selling for $200, and the surveillance cameras got a great shot of the guy putting it down his pants. Police have yet to catch the shoplifter.

Here is the video...