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Jul 17, 2019 11:49 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Anaconda Escapes Cage In Hampton Bays, Then Is Found In Vehicle On Tuesday

COURTESY SOUTHAMPTON TOWN POLICE
Jul 17, 2019 11:50 AM

Southampton Town Police released a public advisory on Tuesday, notifying residents of a 9-foot yellow-and-brown anaconda that had escaped its cage in Hampton Bays.

The snake was located alive, with the help of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, within a few hours, police said.

A professional private snake breeder who operates out of his home on Bay Avenue West was returning home from a “show,” and, when transporting a number of snakes from his vehicle to his house, realized that the anaconda had escaped, according to Police Chief Steven Skrynecki. The snake was later located in his vehicle, unharmed.

The man, whom police have declined to identify, immediately contacted the police, who alerted the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Chief Skrynecki had said that an immediate search of the area near Bay Avenue was unsuccessful, and police had advised local residents that the snake was “potentially dangerous.” A police press release said that the snake was not venomous but that it would bite.

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Not venomous, but could probably eat a dog! People should not be aloud to have these things. There not from me here! Go back to where came from Snake!
By LovinLife (62), East Quogue on Jul 20, 19 7:47 AM
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By Funbeer (269), Southampton on Jul 21, 19 11:51 PM
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