Pet snake survives winter outside in Sitka

    A Sitka woman has been reunited with her pet snake after it slithered out the door almost a year ago.

    SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A Sitka woman has been reunited with her pet snake after it slithered out the door almost a year ago.

    The Sitka Daily Sentinel reports that Lavender, a corn snake, was found Tuesday in a man's yard and she was reunited with her owner Robin McNeilley after a picture of the snake ran in the newspaper.

    Lavender escaped from her enclosure in August and wasn't seen again until this week. The 20-inch snake survived Sitka's winter, predators and even the lawnmower of the man who found her.

    The man who found Lavender says he is happy the little snake made it home, but there was no picturesque reunion when McNeilley came to retrieve her.

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