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Austrian driver stops to stretch legs, stumbles onto large python in the woods

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VIENNA - Austrian police are looking for the owner of a large python — and the driver who found it may think twice before picking the next spot to stretch his legs.

Police said Monday they were called to the scene about 100 kilometres (60 miles) west of Vienna after the unidentified driver stumbled onto the 2.5-meter (nearly 10-foot) reptile packed in a jute sack in a forest near a highway.

The snake was found late last week. A pet shop has volunteered to temporarily care for it while police look for its owner.

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