EUGENE - Luckily, Lane County Animal Services officer Bernie Perkins is a man who can appreciate a docile, well-tended snake. Even if that snake is a 10-foot-long Burmese python.

Still, he'd like to get it back to its owner. So he's asking anyone missing such a snake to bring some proof and come claim it.

Perkins says the python was captured Tuesday night after a teen driver spotted it and then accidentally backed over it. He says the snake has clearly been held by people before, shows no signs of aggression and appears well cared for. Veterinarians have examined it.

Until the owner shows up, Perkins says his agency has lots of reptile resources and people who can care for the snake properly.

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