NEWTON (CBS) – Lightning, the escaped Burmese python, has been found and is back home with his owner.

Police said the six-to-eight-foot long snake slithered away from a backyard on Jewett Street in the Newton Corner area Tuesday at about 5 p.m.

The owner told The Boston Globe that they often let the python hang out in the grass, but he took his eyes off the snake for a moment and then it was gone.

Lightning was found in the yard next door against the house.

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