Snakes, chameleon stolen from St. Louis aquarium

Thursday, June 14, 2012 | 9:42 a.m. CDT; updated 1:45 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 14, 2012

ST. LOUIS — Police continue to search for five snakes, including a rare albino boa constrictor, and a chameleon stolen from the World Aquarium in St. Louis.

KMOV-TV reports that employees found the reptiles missing on May 19. Police say they are seeking a person of interest, but no arrests have been made.

One of the snakes is a 6-foot-long albino boa constrictor. Another missing boa constrictor is 5 feet long. All told, the animals are worth more than $10,000.

The snakes are not venomous but World Aquarium President Leonard Sonnenschein says the albino snake is aggressive and will bite in self-defense.

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