Python found after nearly a week on the loose in Wisconsin school

By Ben Hooper
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Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A ball python that escaped from its terrarium inside a high school classroom was located about a week later with help from reptile experts and thermal imaging cameras.

Officials at Fond du Lac High School said the snake, Kai, is the pet of a science teacher who has been bringing the reptile to school for years.


Kai escaped from his cage during Labor Day weekend, just before the first day of school, setting off a weeklong search for the animal.

The school said reptile experts were consulted and the local fire department used thermal imaging cameras to scan the building.

The school announced the non-venomous snake, which did not pose a threat to students or faculty, was found and returned to the teacher.

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