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Camas police find 8 pythons at Lacamas Park

By , Columbian staff writer
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Camas Police and Animal Control responded to a call of large snakes in Lacamas Park.
Camas Police and Animal Control responded to a call of large snakes in Lacamas Park. Eight were found and transported to an animal shelter (Camas Police Department) Photo Gallery

Camas police found eight “medium-sized” python snakes Thursday near Round Lake that they believe were dumped there by someone who kept them as pets.

Someone called in the snakes around 9:30 a.m., and responding officers found them near the parking lot at Lacamas Park at Round Lake, according to the Camas Police Department.

The snakes — which are not native to the area and are commonly kept as pets — ranged in size from 3 feet to over 6 feet in length, police said.

Clark County Animal Control took the snakes to an animal shelter to be examined and potentially re-homed, according to police.

Police said it is illegal to abandon animals in a city park, but they don’t have any suspects at this time.

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