3 big snakes temporarily escape from Longview home

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LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Three large snakes temporarily escaped from a Longview home.

Animal control officers arrived Tuesday after the owner had rounded up a 6-foot Burmese python, an 8-foot anaconda and a 10-foot boa constrictor. Officers took control of the snakes and returned the boa and python but kept the anaconda because it's considered too dangerous.

Animal control supervisor Mike Nicholson says it could grow to hundreds of pounds, becoming a threat to other animals or possibly a child.

The Daily News reports the owner agreed to install stronger screens and lock up his snakes.

The Humane Society is trying to find a zoo or wildlife reserve to take the anaconda, otherwise it will be killed.

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Information from: The Daily News, http://www.tdn.com