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Neighborhood terror killed

4 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, July 29 2015 Jul 29, 2015 July 29, 2015 7:59 PM July 29, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

JONESBURG, MO -  A 15-foot long Burmese python that roamed a neighborhood and scared residents was killed by one of them.

A man shot the 160-pound snake in a rural area of Warren County, about 50 miles west of St. Louis. Neighbors say the snake was responsible for killing small animals and felt they had no choice but to kill it.

Pauline Horstdaniel says she woke up to her barking dog and saw the python and called her father-in-law who used a shotgun to kill it. Burmese pythons are not native to Missouri but can be bought as exotic pets.

Wildlife experts say owners have been known to dump them in the wild when they get too big. 

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