Missing 13-foot-long Python found, back with owner in Gaston County

13-foot-long python missing in Gaston County

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A missing 13-foot-long Python has been found and is now back with its owner in Gaston County.

According to Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement, officials received a call that a 13-foot-long Platinum Reticulated Python was lost on Killian Road in Stanley on Sunday around 10 p.m.

Officials say the owners were visiting friends when they discovered the snake had escaped from its container.

An animal care specialist, the owner and friends searched the area Sunday night and into the morning hours Monday for the missing snake. Officials say the snake was located, recovered and is back with its owner as of Monday at 6 p.m.

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