X-Ray Confirms Snake Swallowed Dog

POWELL, Ohio (AP) - The Humane Society of Delaware County found a small dog reported missing by a resident of the Columbus suburb of Powell -- inside a 10-foot Burmese python.

Now police would like to find the owner of the snake.

Terry Doodan found the snake, with a telltale bulge in its middle, under the basement steps of her home while she was working on renovations.

The humane society X-rayed the python on Wednesday and confirmed it had swallowed the dog.

The snake apparently escaped from a Powell home but police haven't been able to identify the owner.

Misty Bay, humane society director, said the snake could grow to about 25 feet long. Burmese pythons are native to Southeast Asia.

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