Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Virginia State News

June 25, 2013

Burmese python found in Bon Air finds new home

BON AIR, Va. — A Burmese python that was on the loose in a neighborhood in Bon Air has a new home.

Richard Smith captured the 9-foot snake after he saw it heading for a drain during a storm on Saturday. The python is now being cared for by Vinny Ferraiolo, owner of Off the Ark Exotic Pets in Chester.

Smith tells WWBT-TV that he knew the python was in trouble when he saw it. He says he would have helped any kind of animal.

Ferraiolo says the python is underweight. He believes the snake’s owner wasn’t taking good care of it and decided to let it go.

1
Text Only
Virginia State News
West Virginia State News
AP Video
Tributes Mark Boston Bombing Anniversary Raw: Kan. Shooting Suspect Faces Judge US Supports Ukraine's Efforts to Calm Tensions Suspect in Kansas Shootings Faces Murder Charges Ukraine: Military Recaptures Eastern Airport Raw: Storm Topples RVs Near Miss. Gulf Coast NASA Showcases Lunar Eclipse Pistorius Cries During Final Cross-Examination The Boston Marathon Bombing: One Year Later Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement First Women Move to Army Platoon Artillery Jobs Sex Offenders Charged in Serial Killings Police: Woman Stored Dead Babies in Garage OC Serial Murder Suspects May Have More Victims Family: 2 Shot in Head at Kan. Jewish Center Raw: Horse Jumping Inspires 'Bunny Hop' After Attack, Officials Kill 5 Bears in Florida Popular Science Honors Year's Top Inventions ND Oil Boom Attracting Drug Traffickers
Sister Newspapers' News