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Escaped python bites sleeping infant

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An Illinois couple wants to know how a neighbor's 2-foot-long ball python got into their apartment and bit their son.

Devin Winans told police he woke up about 11 p.m. Monday night when he heard his 1-year-old son making noises, according to the Mattoon/Charleston Journal-Gazette & Times-Courier.

He was horrified to find the snake wrapped around the child's left foot.

Winans and the boy's mother used a blanket to pull the snake off the boy, and discovered a bite mark, a bruise and some scratches. The baby was treated and released from a local hospital.

Police believe the snake escaped from a neighbor's apartment but have not been able to find the person who lives there. They say the owner could face charges of having an animal at large.

The child's mother says the apartment building is supposed to be pet-free.

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