A telephone call from a resident near Farmington reported a large snake on the front porch of the caller's home.
But the snake was not a rattlesnake, water moccasin or copperhead, all native to Arkansas. It was a 9.5-foot Burmese python, a constrictor that disables its prey by coiling around them and squeezing.
The captured snake was taken to Washington County Animal Control, which will keep it three days to see if an owner claims it. If no one claims it, animal control officers said, it will be taken to the Gentry Wild Animal Safari.
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