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14-foot long, 130 pound python found in family's yard

A 14-foot long and 130 pound python was captured Wednesday morning in Sedamsville.

A family found a snake skin in their yard in the 600 block of Delhi Avenue on Wednesday morning. When they looked closer at the skin, they found the snake.

Nathaniel Allbright made a noose with a rope and pulled the snake out and into a trash can while his sister called the SPCA.

An SPCA official says pythons are illegal in Cincinnati, but can be bought in pet stores. He said the SPCA picks up about four to five pythons a year, but they are hardly ever this big.

According to National Geographic, pythons are often popular choices for pets, but are then released to the wild when owners don't want to care for them anymore.

The snake was in good condition, and no one was injured. SPCA officials say it could have been dangerous if it was hungry.   

A 6-foot long Burmese python was captured in the parking lot of an Anderson Township KFC in June.

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