WEST MILFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — You’ve heard of squirrels running amok in backyards and even the occasional frightening bear hanging out in a neighborhood tree, but a pair of pythons slithering along a lawn in New Jersey?
That’s exactly what a Garden State social studies teacher encountered in his West Milford yard just days apart.READ MORE: Police: 6 People Force Their Way Into Bronx Apartment, Tie Up Occupants, Steal $22,000
James Geist said he was relaxing on his deck a week ago, when he spotted his first visitor — a 16-foot albino python. He called local police, who dispatched a snake handler.
Four days later, he looked out the window and saw a 10-foot python. Again, the snake-fearing Geist called Animal Control, which took care of it.READ MORE: Connecticut To Lift Remaining COVID Restrictions Starting May 1
Officers said the snakes were probably someone’s pets that were released outdoors.
Animal Control said the snakes were docile, probably because they had just eaten.MORE NEWS: Swollen Lymph Nodes A Common Reaction After Any Vaccine, Not Just COVID: 'That's A Good Sign That Your Body Is Processing It'
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