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Owner claims 50-pound python found in T.O.

August 26, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A runaway python found in Thousand Oaks has been reunited with its owner. The 50-pound Burmese python is more than 8 feet long.

It was spotted Wednesday night next to a condominium complex in Thousand Oaks.

Three Ventura County firefighters struggled to capture it.

The owner showed up at the fire station Thursday and took it back home.

He's a biology teacher who uses the python to instruct his students.