This python escaped from Zoo Atlanta

The enclosure is in the zoo's conservation breeding center and was not a part of the public display.

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The Timor python is a non-venomous, semi-arboreal snake species native to Southeast Asia. The species is shy, non-aggressive and prefers to avoid humans, zoo officials say.

These types of pythons typically feed on birds and small mammals and do not pose a hazard to humans or domestic pets.

This animal is unlikely to eat anything heavier than 2 pounds in weight.

It's about 5 to 6 feet long and two inches in diameter.  It has a yellow and dark-brown patterned skin.

By Sunday morning, Atlanta Zoo officials said the python that escaped the zoo has been located and safely returned to its enclosure.

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