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Police in Md. capture 4-foot ball python

Friday - 10/19/2012, 5:46pm  ET

EASTON, Md. - Easton police officers have captured a four-foot-long ball python spotted on a bridge.

About 3 p.m. Wednesday, officers received a report of a snake on the bridge along the Rails to Trails path. Officers found the snake hiding in a partially hollowed part of the bridge and forced the reptile into a metal trash can.

WBOC-TV ( http://bit.ly/OPoZmn) reports that a local veterinarian agreed to take and care the snake, which he said either escaped from or was released by its owner.

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Information from: WBOC-TV, http://www.wboc.com/


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