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Burmese python escapes from home in Leven

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Image caption Leven residents have been asked to keep a look out for the animal in their gardens

A 12ft (3.7m) Burmese python is thought to have escaped from a home in Fife, police have warned.

Fife Constabulary said they were looking for the pet snake, which could have escaped a property in Leven.

The owner, who last the saw the python at 1100 BST on Friday, reported it missing to the police.

Leven residents have been asked to keep a look out for the animal in their gardens, but not to approach it.

A spokesman said the Scottish SPCA or local police should be contacted immediately if the snake is spotted.

The Burmese python, which is not venomous, would normally feed on birds and small mammals in the wild.

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