Eleven-foot python found in vacant Colfax home dies

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by KREM.com

NWCN.com

Posted on October 23, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 23 at 5:21 PM

PULLMAN, Wash.--The eleven foot long python that W.S.U. veterinarians rescued from a vacant home in Colfax has died.

The landlord of the rental home first found the python on October 9. The snake was inside the home curled around a heater.

Employees and students at Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine captured the snake and said they would take care of it until they could find the snake a new home.

The snake died on October 12, only a few days after it was taken in. Officials said it was dehydrated and suffered from systematic gout which impacted every organ in its body. The snake’s muscles were also deteriorating.
 

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