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Child Distracts Worker So Man Can Steal Exotic Snake From Plaistow, NH Pet Store

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File Photo of an adult Albino Boa Constrictor. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

File Photo of an adult Albino Boa Constrictor. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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PLAISTOW, NH (CBS) – A Plaistow, New Hampshire pet store owner is furious over the theft of $450 baby Albino Boa Constrictor.

What’s worse, Dan Bilodeau said, is that the man who stole the snake used his young daughter as a diversion for the theft.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Doug Cope reports

Bilodeau said the girl apparently distracted a Zoo Creatures store employee while the man made off with the snake.

“If you’re going to steal, steal on your own,” Bilodeau said. “Don’t bring your daughter into it.”

Bilodeau says he’s upset, but not surprised that someone would target the snake.

“They don’t bark; people aren’t allergic to them because they don’t shed; you only have to feed them once a week. So you go on vacation, you feed them before you go on vacation, and your pet is going to be okay,” he said.

The snake is the second animal stolen from the store in recent days.

An Australian sugar glider was stolen and later recovered. Police arrested someone in Lawrence in connection with that theft.

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