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Sunday, Apr 1, 2012County: Trigg
Suspect(s) Unknown - We need your help!
A 10-foot albino Burmese python, which could kill a small child was found roaming free but not in the jungles of South America.
No, it was at Land Between the Lakes. It was a dangerous situation until the park rangers caught the animal.
Unfortunately, this type of thing apparently happens a lot. Owners leave dogs, cats, horses, goats and, yes, even giant snakes to fend for themselves.
Not only is it cruel and dangerous, it's illegal. Abandoning a pet is considered animal cruelty and a chargeable offense.
That python was rescued and brought to the Murray State biology department, where it's being cared for. We're told it's in good health.
If you have any information about animals being dropped off at LBL, you're asked to call the area's law enforcement at (270) 924-2196. If it's an emergency, dial (877) 861-2457.
If you have information on this case, please contact:
Forest Service Law Enforcement & Investigations
- wpsdlocal6.com - Apr 6, 2012
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