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Wed October 3, 2012
Washington family reunited with missing python
VANCOUVER, Wash. — A Vancouver, Wash.-area family has been reunited with a 4-foot-long pet python inadvertently left behind in a move two months ago.
KATU-TV reports (http://is.gd/TEWv1E) that the python named "Snake" caused a stir when it was found on Monday. A Clark County animal control officer went to an apartment Tuesday to evict the creature and found it hiding behind a baseboard below a sink.
Snake's owner Carrie Olin says there was a mix-up during her move over who exactly had the python. She says she looked everywhere but then assumed a friend had taken the snake.
She describes the python as a "very mellow snake" that "seems to enjoy people" and says he's been a family pet for six years.
Animal Control Officer Bill Burrus says it's legal in Clark County to own snakes that are less than 6 feet long although longer snakes require special licenses.
Olin says her 2-year-old son was so happy to see the reptile that he gave Snake a kiss.
Next on Snake's agenda: a meal.