Reward offered in python case
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DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- A reward is being offered for information about a python found in Hyde Park last week. The four foot long Burmese python, which was named Sal, was found last Tuesday by police in the lot of Christiano's Pizza in Hyde Park.
The Dutchess County SPCA said a sergeant from the Hyde Park Police Department found the snake and then brought it to the SPCA nearby. They believe the snake was dumped by its owner, possibly because he grew too big or became too difficult to feed.
They said when Sal was brought to them he looked like he had been left on his own for about a week. He had mites, his skin was flaking, and was dehydrated. The SPCA said Sal was cared for by shelter officials and then taken to the Bronx Zoo.
The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for releasing the python.
Anyone with information should call the Dutchess County SPCA Humane Law Department at (845) 452-7722.