A 17-foot python that had caused concern in a community north of Anchorage, Alaska, since it went missing two weeks ago has returned home.
Matanuska-Susitna Borough Animal Care reports that Sam slithered back into view Monday in the living room of its owners’ home in the town of Meadow Lakes.
Sam had attracted international media attention after it went missing 14 days ago.
Easy to find! Sam the 17-foot python was found after going missing two weeks ago just north of Anchorage, Alaska
One of its owners tells the borough’s Animal Care department that Sam was fed a 25-pound rabbit before it disappeared.
Owner David Hyde did not know where Sam had been hiding.
There are no wild snakes in most of Alaska.
Mr Hyde he was outside and left his front door open. When he went back in, Sam was there.
‘I thought it’d be OK to leave my door open so I could come and go as I was working on chores,’ Hyde said. ‘And there he was.’
The snaked appeared to have roofing tar marks on his body, and hadn’t eaten since he vanished.