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Exotic Animal Incident Report

Reported: Mar 11, 2003
Location: North Charleston, South Carolina

Animal: Reticulated Python
Animal Disposition: recaptured

Facility Type: Non-accredited Zoo
Facility Name: Roark’s Reptile Safari / South Carolina Aquarium

Category: Escape of animal
Species: Reptile

Summary: While being moved from Roark’s Reptile Safari (non-AZA) to spend the rest of year at the South Carolina Aquarium (AZA), a 22-foot-long, 250-pound female reticulated python broke free of her container and slithered into a transport van’s undercarriage, then made a break for a sewer grate. The python was recaptured by the aquarium curator and four fellow staffers.

Source: The Post and Courier

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