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8-foot python captured in driveway of New York home

The Suffolk County Police Department responded to a home in Deer Park, N.Y., to remove a more than 8-foot Burmese python spotted slithering in a driveway. Photo courtesy of the Suffolk County Police Department 
The Suffolk County Police Department responded to a home in Deer Park, N.Y., to remove a more than 8-foot Burmese python spotted slithering in a driveway. Photo courtesy of the Suffolk County Police Department 

June 21 (UPI) -- Police responded to a Long Island, N.Y., home at which a more than 8-foot snake was found slithering in the driveway.

The Suffolk County Police Department responded to Frances Hughes' home in Deer Park on Sunday after the woman looked out her kitchen window and spotted the large snake.

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Officers Argand Reyes and John Angus were able to wrangle the snake into a trash can and transport it to the Veterinary Medical Center of Long Island in West Islip.

Experts said the snake appears to be a Burmese python, a species that is not legal to keep as pets in New York state.

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is investigating the incident.

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