RICHWOOD, W.Va. (AP) — A second large python has escaped and is on the loose in West Virginia.

Richwood Police Chief Charles Burkhamer on Monday says the 11-foot snake got out of its owner’s tank and broke through a window screen late Sunday.

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He says animal control workers and other officials have been searching for the python but have not yet found it.

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Residents nearby have been notified to keep watch over small children and house pets.

The snake’s escape follows a similar incident in May where a 15-foot python slithered out of a truck and into a wooded area outside Morgantown. That snake is also still missing but its owner has been charged with letting an animal to run at large.

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