• 13-foot-long python found in Gaston Co. after slithering from container

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    GASTON COUNTY, N.C. - A 13-foot-long platinum reticulated python escaped from its container in Gaston County but was found Monday.

    The Gaston County Police Department Animal Care and Enforcement received a call about the lost snake along Killian Road in Stanley around 10 p.m. Sunday.

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    The owners said they were visiting friends when they discovered the snake was missing.

    The snake’s owner, friends and a specialist with Animal Care and Enforcement searched the area Sunday night and into Monday morning.

    Monday evening, officials told Channel 9 the snake had been found. 

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