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Large snake killed in Nesquehoning

  • CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
    CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Published September 29. 2010 05:00PM

Nesquehoning Patrolman Carl Breiner was on nightshift on Monday when he saw this 7 1/2 foot Burmese python crossing the roadway along the S-turns in Hauto. He got out of his police car and shot it a few times until it was dead. This type of snake is an invasive species native to India and Southeast Asia. It is dangerous to humans and pets. With bow and arrow season approaching, the Nesquehoning police wanted to notify hunters to be on the look out for snakes of this nature.

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