Loose python captured in Amherst County; former owner could face charges
AMHERST COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) - The former owner of a python in Amherst County could face charges for releasing an exotic animal into Virginia wildlife.
That’s according to the Amherst County Sheriff’s Office, which got a call Tuesday morning from Early Drive about a snake at someone’s door. A deputy found the six-and-a-half-foot snake, and a witness indicated the owner of the python could no longer take care of it and released it into the woods.
The deputy captured the snake and put it into a pillowcase, then took it to a shelter.
The owner relinquished his ownership.
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