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Escaped python captured in Saginaw

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An unexpected, scaly creature has been captured after trying to break into an apartment in Saginaw Township.

The nearly 5-foot-long ball python was found on Monday, Sept. 12 trying to slither into someone’s home at the Haven Oaks apartment complex on South Center.

A resident called 911 and animal control officers were able to capture the snake.

Lisa Stoffel, Saginaw County’s new animal control director, believes the python was trying to get into the building to stay warm. She said it was well cared for and likely a recent escapee.

The ball python is the gentlest and docile breed of python sold by pet shops, according to Stoffel. Ball pythons can bite, but they are non-venomous.

Stoffel said this particular snake was very friendly.

Several interested people have reached out to the shelter, but Stoffel said the snake is now at the Bay County Humane Society’s Reptile Rescue where she believes it can be better cared for. 

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