September 18, 2013 in Region

Snake found ‘ssssssafe and sound’ in school

Associated Press
 

ISSAQUAH, Wash. – A teacher’s 2-foot-long ball python that escaped a week ago from his glass tank in a biology classroom at a high school east of Seattle has been found.

KOMO-TV reported that school district officials in Issaquah said the snake named Hamilton was located Tuesday morning in the same classroom where he vanished. He was last seen on Sept. 10.

As the city of Issaquah tweeted, “He’s ssssssafe and sound at school.”

Issaquah High School Principal Andrea McCormick called him “a tricky little snake” and said he’s believed to have escaped on his own.

She said the ball python is a common household pet, is nonvenomous and poses no danger to people.

School officials searched the classroom last Wednesday, then called in animal control. That search came up empty as well.

No details on where Hamilton has been hanging out, but school officials said he’s back napping in his tank.

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