Python missing in Wash. high school turns up

ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) - A teacher's 2-foot-long ball python that escaped a week ago from his glass tank in a biology classroom at a high school east of Seattle has been found.

KOMO-TV reports ( http://is.gd/z1puC3) that school district officials in Issaquah say the snake named Hamilton was located Tuesday morning in the same classroom where he vanished. He was last seen on Sept. 10.

As the City of Issaquah tweets, "He's ssssssafe and sound at school."

Issaquah High School Principal Andrea McCormick calls him "a tricky little snake" and says he's believed to have escaped on his own.

She says the ball python is a common household pet, is non-venomous and poses no danger to people.

School officials searched the classroom last Wednesday, then called in animal control. That search came up empty as well.

No details on where Hamilton has been hanging out but school officials say he's back napping in his tank.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/


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