ANY QUESTIONS: Was the snake lost in an MU dorm room ever found?

Friday, February 21, 2014 | 6:24 p.m. CST; updated 6:05 p.m. CST, Sunday, February 23, 2014

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When the Missourian's Readers Board members arrived for a meeting this week, some members had a burning question for the journalists in the room: What ever happened to the snake reported missing in an MU residence hall?

The MU Department of Residential Life confirmed information in a flier that said the snake reported missing in Defoe-Graham Hall in January was found on Feb. 11. The ball python had never left its owner's room and was found in a vacuum cleaner.

The snake was originally reported missing on Jan. 20. Defoe-Graham residents were notified that the snake had been found.

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Michael Williams February 22, 2014 | 4:51 p.m.

Yeah, but MU Residential Life never told Defoe-Graham residents that the snake had babies.

Lots and lots of babies.

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