Posted: Jun 14, 2012 7:36 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Jun 14, 2012 7:59 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police continue to search for five snakes, including a rare albino boa constrictor, and a chameleon stolen from the World Aquarium in St. Louis.
KSDK-TV reports that employees found the reptiles missing on May 19. Police say they are seeking a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.
One of the snakes is a 6-foot-long albino boa constrictor. Another missing boa constrictor is 5 feet long. All told, the animals are worth more than $10,000.
The snakes are not venomous but World Aquarium president Leonard Sonnenschein says the albino snake is aggressive and will bite in self-defense.