Lost Santa Fe python reunited with owner

Created: 07/14/2014 6:09 PM
By: staff

A Burmese python discovered in the engine of a car in Santa Fe County last week was reunited with its owner Monday.

A professional snake handler in Santa Fe isn't the only one happy his 6 foot python is back home.

Eve broke out of her enclosure in Santa Fe last week, only to be found inside the hood of a woman's car. Imagine her surprise. She only thought she was having engine trouble.

Fast forward to Tuesday, Eve's owner, Dusty was ready to bring her home.

Dusty handles snakes like these for a living and has worked with children, actors and other people to help with their snake phobias. Despite the lore of pythons, Dusty insists Eve is the gentlest of snakes. He's had her for about a month and a half. Apparently, she did not like her temporary enclosure.

"I had a table strapped down and she just got under it and moved it, moved it, moved it, I don't know how. It could have taken her a day," said Dusty.

Dusty says she went out the top of the enclosure...and out the doggy door, but now she's back where she belongs.

Her buddy Adam is one happy snake tonight. He is Dusty's male python. You might say they enjoy each other's company.

"I think she's happier to see him," said Dusty.

 So much so, Dusty says Adam was not quite himself while his pal eve was out on the town.

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