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Yes, it is a snake in his pocket
A theif stole a two-foot long python from a US pet store by stuffing it down his trousers.
The man, wearing a black top and baseball cap, can be seen on CCTV looking at stock in the A to Z pet store in Portland, Oregon, before making his way over to the snake tanks.
After opening the glass panelled tank, the snake thief can be seen handling the $400 reptile before pulling the waist band of his trousers forward and pushing the python in.
He then readjusts his clothing before returning to the pet store to browse the aisles once more.
The owner of the shop said that when she arrived at the store, she noticed the snake was missing and the locks on the cage were unlatched.
She said it was ‘pretty gutsy’ for the man to put the python into his trousers, adding it could have been a bad move as it was close to feeding day.
“It is not normal,” she said. “That is not a place you want to put a snake.”
Sergeant Greg Stewart, from Portland Police Bureau, said no arrests had been made and this was the first time he had investigated such a bizarre theft.
“If you look at the theft of stuff from pet stores, a lot of times it’s someone wandering in drunk and doing something stupid. This one’s a little bit different, although putting a snake down your pants is not super bright. There’s a lot of different ways that could go wrong.”
Refuse kitten plucked to safety for recycling
A tiny kitten is alive thanks to a worker at a California recycling plant, who spotted her on a conveyor belt and saved her just in time.
“It was just surrounded by a bunch of debris and material, it was hard to see it,” said Tony Miranda. “It’s a lucky cat.”
The kitten had already survived a ride in a refuse truck before being pushed onto one of two conveyor belts by a tractor.
Shift supervisor Heather Garcia heard about the rescued kitten when there was an announcement over the loudspeaker and went to see it. She quickly fell in love and decided to give the kitten a home, reports the Los Angeles Time.
“It’s just so cute, I mean, why wouldn’t you take it home?” she said. She’s named the kitten Murphy, in reference to the acronym for the Material Recycling Facility (MRF) where she was found.
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