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5-Foot Python Found on Hillsborough Street

Police believe it was a pet released by owner. It was captured and given to animal control.

CENTRAL NJ -- Local found a 5-foot ball python, a non-venomous snake that is popular as a pet, in Hillsborough, NJ on Tuesday afternoon.

Police responded to a 911 call at approximately 12:30 p.m. of a large snake on a sewer grate at the location. Detective Hank Olszyk, who is familiar with snakes, determined the species of the snake and that it was non-venomous.

The 5-foot snake was transported from the corner of Williamsburg Drive and Wexford Place to police headquarters in a paper bag. It was then picked up by local animal control.

Police believe the reptile, which is native to Africa, was likely released by an owner who no longer wanted it, as it is a common pet species.

Barbara Deal May 25, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Its the wild, wild east!!!!!!!!
Felicia Luburich May 25, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Foreign species should NOT be allowed into a country, especially as a pet. Non native species ends up being a BIG problem. Even cats & goats can decimate wild species & cause extinctions. Anyone who does not understand this is a sad excuse for a so called rational being. YOUR right to do ANYTHING STOPS BEFORE it interferes with my rights & the good of the planet. You like snakes? Fine. Go to the zoo. If you can't keep your pet contained you should NOT have it.The importation & private ownig of foreign species should be outlawed. Carp now INFEST the upper mid west rivers & are so bony they are only good for Fertilizer. They have pushed out native edible fish. The examples are too numerous to list. The natural world is being decimated. Most people don't deserve to be alive on this wonderful planet. They OVERPOPULATE & treat the world in a way they would refuse to be used. WAKE UP !! Become responsible. Reaf " THE MAN WHO PLANTED TREES" & be inspired to do good works.
Elizabeth Lindberg May 25, 2012 at 06:12 AM
Carnivores unite! Pass the barbacue sauce. You know animals eat animals too.
Red Dolphin May 25, 2012 at 10:48 AM
to carolina girl,,,,,,,,,,, some times customers will remove a clip from a screen top dont be so hard on people
Red Dolphin May 25, 2012 at 10:51 AM
tell that to Carolina girl,,she sounds like shes a phobia WOW!!!

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