Bygone python

October 1, 2013

Hamilton heads home after nearly a week on the lam

A python hid behind the walls in an Issaquah High School classroom for almost a week.

Even though Hamilton, biology teacher Bryan Robles’ ball python, posed no threat to the children who learned his secret hiding spot, it still is an unsettling thought.

Robles said that the almost 4-foot snake had never tried to escape. However, after a summer left in the care of a student, Hamilton grew.

“All last year, he didn’t attempt to get out,” Robles said. “He’s just grown. He’s graduated to eating rats and he used to just eat small mice.”

Contributed Student Devon Keller was very glad to see Hamilton, the ball python, return after his almost weeklong disappearing act.

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Student Devon Keller was very glad to see Hamilton, the ball python, return after his almost weeklong disappearing act.

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