- Associated Press - Saturday, May 14, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Barbossa the python apparently got a bit bored and slithered away after being displayed during show-and-tell.

Media outlets report that a student brought the ball python to Laing Middle School to show during science class on Friday. Later in the day it was discovered the snake had made a break from the plastic foam container in which it was kept.

School officials called a wildlife removal company and it was more than five hours later when the python was finally found lodged in a gap behind a cabinet.

School officials did not say how long the python was but sent a message to concerned parents saying the snake was not poisonous and there was no danger to students.

The subject line of the message was “Happy Friday the 13th.”


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