Snakes, Chameleon Stolen From St. Louis Aquarium

6 years 3 months 5 days ago Thursday, June 14 2012 Jun 14, 2012 Thursday, June 14, 2012 6:36:00 AM CDT June 14, 2012 in News
Source: AP
By: Associated Press

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.

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