• 'Anyone missing a python?' Minnesota police find snake in street

    By: Bob D'Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    Police officers in a Minnesota town had their hands full when they had to corral a snake. So forgive them for misidentifying the species.

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    "Anyone missing a python?" officials from the Burnsville Police Department tweeted early Tuesday, including a photograph of an officer holding the reptile.

    Police are looking for owner of the snake, WCCO reported. And after posting on social media, police officials had to issue a correction. They had not found a python after all, but a Colombian red tail boa constrictor, the television station reported.

    "Don’t we have egg on our faces?" department officials tweeted. "I know this, regardless of what it’s called I wouldn’t be picking it up!"

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