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Anaconda in Toilet Catches Arlington Resident Off Guard

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Photo courtesy Animal Welfare Leauge of Arlington Photo courtesy Animal Welfare Leauge of Arlington

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Animal control officers have recovered a four-to-five foot juvenile anaconda from an Arlington County resident's toilet.

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington said Tuesday it received a call Dec. 27 about a snake found in the toilet of an apartment building in South Arlington.

A control officer retrieved the snake, which was determined to be a juvenile yellow anaconda.

Chelsea Lindsey, a spokeswoman for the Animal Welfare League, said the snake is probably four or five feet long, but they don't have a precise measurement because the snake was frightened and remained coiled.

Yellow anacondas can grow to 13 feet in length.

The Animal Welfare League said they placed the snake with a specialist who is taking care of it.

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