An Athens County woman said she released a 4 ½ foot python into the wild because she couldn't afford to feed it.
Athens County Sheriff Pat Kelly said the woman released the python Sunday night at the Sand Stone Terrace Trailer Park off of State Route 691 near The Plains.
The woman told deputies she hoped to run over the python with a lawn mower.
Deputies alerted the owner of the park and The Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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