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Snake Thief 'Tried To Act' Like There Wasn't A Python In His Pants

There was a snake in his pants, but pet store owner Christin Bjugan was not happy to see him.

After a $200 ball python went missing from her shop in Portland on Friday, Bjugan reviewed security footage and was shocked to see a man stuff the serpent down the front of his pants and waddle out of the store.

"Just drops it right in the front," Bjugan told KPTV. "Yuck."

In the video, Bjugan says the suspected serpent smuggler can then be seen "trying to act like there's not a snake in his pants." Unfortunately for him, investigators found his performance less than convincing.

After local news stations aired images of the thief, detectives were able to identify a suspect who is expected to return the kidnapped constrictor soon. Police have made no arrests, but Bjugan thinks the unnamed python plunderer may have gotten off easy.

"He's lucky it wasn't feeding day," said Bjugan. "Feeding days are on Mondays. And they're very hungry."