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Woman may have spotted escaped python

A slippery serpent that's been on the loose for more than two may have turned up in another yard.

The six foot long albino Burmese python named Sunshine got out of its cage in a garage on Greenvale Lane.

Sue Lynn Landon got quite a shock.

"I just went ‘ahhh' and ran back in to the house because I'm scared of snakes," said Landon.

Around mid-afternoon Monday, she went outside to grab her newspaper off the porch of her Lullwater Drive home.

"As soon as I got right here I looked down and saw a snake slithering away in the bushes. I stopped dead in my tracks and went back in my house," said Landon.

Landon believes she saw the missing python that has been roaming Albany for the past 2 weeks.

Landon called Albany Animal Control who didn't find the snake.

They told Landon it was likely a regular garden snake, but Landon did some research of her own.

She visited our website and looked at the previous story we covered on the python.

She said the colors of the mysterious snake stood out to her.

"When I saw the picture I absolutely could not say that was not the snake I saw. I couldn't say it was the snake but I couldn't dismiss it," said Landon.

Landon worried for her small animals, although none got hurt.

"There are five cats that stay here. They all took up here and I kind of worried about them," said Landon.

She hopes the serpent is captured soon.

"I hope the owner finds him and keeps him locked up," said Landon.

From here on out, Landon says she'll be a little bit more cautious when getting her paper.

The python is not poisonous, but should be handled by a professional. The owners say the snake is gentle and would not hurt a person unless provoked.

If you see this snake please call Albany Animal Control as soon as possible. Do not try to capture it yourself.

 

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