Missing 17-foot python slithers back to Alaska home

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Sam had attracted international media attention after it went missing 14 days ago.

This Monday, May 8, 2017 photo released by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter shows a 17-foot python north of Anchorage, Alaska. (Darla Erskine/Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Shelter via AP)

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Matsunika-Sustina Borough Animal Care reports that Sam slithered back into view Monday in the living room of its owners’ home in the town of Meadow Lakes.

One of its owners tells the borough’s Animal Care department that Sam was fed a 25-pound rabbit before it disappeared.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A 17-foot python that had caused concern in a community north of Anchorage, Alaska, since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home.

There are no wild snakes in most of Alaska


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“The owner walked into the living room, and Sam was slithering across the floor.” “He doesn’t know where it was hiding,” Animal Care Officer Darla Erskine wrote in her report.