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Escaped 14-foot Beech Grove python found hiding under shed

Posted: 5:48 PM, May 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-26 17:55:49-04
Escaped Beech Grove python found under shed

BEECH GROVE, Ind. -- People living in Beech Grove can breathe a sigh of relief now that a missing 14-foot Burmese python has been found. 

Benny Tarplee, the python's owner, reported "Vine" missing last week after he said a friend forgot to lock her cage. 

Saturday, Tarplee said Vine had been "contained" after he found her hiding under his shed. 

Tarplee says Vine is stressed and shedding but otherwise in great condition. 

Burmese pythons are one of the largest snakes on earth. They are non-venomous and native to the woodlands, grasslands, swamps and marshes of Southeast Asia but often the choice pet of reptile owners in the U.S. because of their docile nature. 

A report from the University of Florida found that some Burmese pythons can travel nearly 50 miles in a few months time. 

The Beech Grove Python Twitter account confirmed the news on Saturday. 

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