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Sunday, July 14, 2019

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Snake has residents shook up

Snake has residents shook up

Residents in the Raceland area near the service road where a bit shaken up Thursday afternoon after spotting a very large snake on the road.

According to some residents, the snake appears to be a python weighing about 300 pounds and estimating about 12-feet in length.

The Sheriff’s Office has been contacted and are looking into possibly finding the reptile and removing it from the vicinity.

Sheriff’s Office personnel seem to think it may be someone’s pet that perhaps grew too large for the owner and could have possibly been let go or maybe escaped.

While the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries does not provide nuisance animal control or removal services, they do permit individuals (Nuisance Wildlife Control Operators) to provide these services for a fee.

The Department maintains a list of over 100 nuisance animal trappers located across the state that can be found at

Contact the nuisance trapper closest to you for assistance with problem wildlife.