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ALBANY (WALB) - After WALB aired a story about large snake on the loose, an Albany couple says the python causing quite a stir belongs to their son.

Rick and Lynda Wigington say the 6-foot long albino Burmese python named Sunshine recently escaped from its cage in a garage on Greenvale Lane.

Their son, who looks after the snake, left two weeks ago for Marine boot camp and it got out shortly after through a small hole.

The snake isn't poisonous but should be captured by a professional.

"We though it was contained in the building it was in and just recently we thought it got out of the building. It's possible the snake sighted in this area would be this snake," said Lynda Wigington.

They want to make sure no one hurts the snake.

They say it's not capable of eating dogs or cats and would be aggressive only if threatened. The Wigingtons say the snake was purchased a few years from a local pet store.

If you see the snake, contact Albany Animal Control.