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Oh snake can you see? Search on for missing Alaska python

/ 02:38 PM May 04, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A misplaced pet is causing concern in a community north of Anchorage, Alaska.

Animal control officials in Matanuska-Susitna Borough say a 17-foot python that weighs 100 pounds escaped in neighborhood in Meadow Lakes.

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Animal care officer Darla Erskine says the owner has gone door-to-door notifying neighbors and continues to search for the bright-yellow and white reptile.

Animal care director Kirsten Vesel recommends that small pets be brought inside while the snake is on the loose.

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She says area temperatures that drop into the low 30s may weaken the snake or compel it to seek a warm place.

There are no wild snakes in most of Alaska.

Pythons are not venomous. They kill prey by constriction.

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