Update: Escaped python located, safe and healthy

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The Mall of Louisiana shut down Tuesday due to an escaped python.

Posted: Jul 6, 2021 11:54 AM
Updated: Jul 13, 2021 12:32 PM

UPDATE: Escaped python, Cara, has been found. Blue Zoo Aquarium posted a video on their Facebook page, showing Cara being taking out of an area of the ceiling. They were pleased to announce the search is over and Cara is safe and healthy.

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According to the Advocate, a portion of the Mall of Louisiana shut down Tuesday due to an escaped python. The St. George Fire Department was asked to find a missing python inside the shopping center around 10:20a.m.

Officials believe the python escaped from the Blue Zoo Aquarium of Baton Rouge which opened to the public earier this year.

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