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Thu July 11, 2013
Giant Python Snakes His Way Into Thrift Shop
Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 12:13 pm
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.
A break-in at an Australian thrift store had police stumped. There was a hole in the ceiling and smashed merchandise. Nothing was missing. Not a burglar, possibly a prankster on a rampage. The next day, staff spotted the intruder still in the store. It was a giant python, 19 feet long, 37 pounds, the head the size of a small dog. The local newspaper reported police chose not to handcuff the culprit, quote, "for logistical reasons."
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