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Jul 16, 2019 5:02 PMPublication: The Southampton Press

UPDATE: Missing Anaconda Found In Breeder's Vehicle On Tuesday Evening

Jul 17, 2019 11:31 AM

UPDATE: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

The Southampton Town Police, with the help of the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, located the missing anaconda in the breeder's vehicle Tuesday evening.


Southampton Town Police released a public advisory on Tuesday, notifying residents of a 9-foot yellow and brown anaconda that escaped its cage in Hampton Bays.

According to Police Chief Steven Skrynecki, a professional private snake breeder, who operates out of his home on Bay Avenue West, was returning home from a “show,” and when transporting a number of snakes from his vehicle to his house, realized that the anaconda had escaped.

The man, who police have declined to identify, immediately contacted the police, who alerted the Suffolk County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and the Department of Environmental Conservation. The agencies are assisting local law enforcement officers in efforts to locate the snake.

Chief Skrynecki said that an immediate search of the area near Bayview Avenue was unsuccessful and advised local residents that the snake is “potentially dangerous.”

A police press release said that the snake is not venomous but it “will bite,” adding that it likes water, such as marshes, pools and ponds.

If someone spots the snake, police have advised that the person call 911 immediately and, if possible, keep an eye on it until officers arrive so that it can be captured.

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Not venomous, but could probably eat a dog! People should not be aloud to have these things. There not from me here! Go back to where came from Snake!
By LovinLife (61), East Quogue on Jul 20, 19 7:47 AM
You spell as well as Trump too.
By Funbeer (273), Southampton on Jul 21, 19 11:51 PM