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Python captured in Ontario family's living room

08/18/2014 02:52 EDT | Updated 10/18/2014 05:59 EDT
A snake made a break for it at a home in Midland, Ont., on the weekend, but local police managed to get their reptile.

A homeowner called police after finding a large snake had coiled itself up in her living room.

Police and animal control officers arrived, but the suspected Burmese python  tried to "seek refuge under a large couch," police said.

However, it was captured without incident or injury.

Stephen Sagar said his wife was at home with their 10-year-old son who spotted the snake on Sunday.

Sagar said the family is getting ready to move out of the home where they have lived for the past seven years.

"How the snake got in? Nobody knows," he told CBC News in a telephone interview on Monday.

Police believe the three-metre-long snake was a pet, even though such pets are not allowed in Midland. They are trying to figure out its owner.

More than two decades ago, a Brampton, Ont., man died after being asphyxiated by his pet Burmese python.

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