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9:44 am
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.

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