- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Nearly $18,000 worth of snakes and feeding rats have been stolen from an exotic pet store in Omaha.

The Omaha World-Herald (https://bit.ly/28Kr17T ) reports that surveillance video shows a burglary being committed at Bart’s Exotic Pets early Friday. The intruder collected eight ball pythons, including one valued at $5,000, in a little more than a minute and a half.

The suspect also stole $1,500 in frozen rats.

Store owner Don Everson says he believes the thief is a former customer. He intends to press charges.

Everson says the ball python is a constrictor snake found in sub-Saharan Africa. Growing from 3 to 5 feet, it’s the smallest of the African pythons and is popular in the pet trade because of its typically docile temperament.


Information from: Omaha World-Herald, https://www.omaha.com

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