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White ball python falls out of the ceiling at Tacoma hospital

By
Ben Hooper

TACOMA, Wash., May 10 (UPI) -- Officials with a Washington state hospital said a former patient's lost white ball python was found when it fell from a ceiling vent.

The snake, which was reportedly smuggled into Tacoma General Hospital inside a cat carrier filled with stuffed animals, went missing inside the building and the owner informed hospital workers after going home from the facility.

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Marce Edwards of MultiCare Health System told KCPQ-TV the python was found about a month later "when it came out of the ceiling ventilation on April 30."

Edwards said the snake was reunited with its owner.

Snakes have a proud history of turning up in unexpected places, including urinals, daycare cots, kitchen counters, and -- in one unlucky case -- an electrical box.

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