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BATON ROUGE, La. – An aquarium located inside the Mall of Louisiana was closed Tuesday after a python escaped an exhibit and slithered away.

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The St. George Fire Department was called Tuesday morning after the snake got out of its enclosure in the Blue Zoo Aquarium, WBRZ reported.

They think the snake got into the zoo’s ceiling.

Officials said the python, whose name is Cara, is about 12 feet long and is often used in shows that entertain children, WAFB reported.

Zoo managers believe Cara is still inside the attraction, WAFB reported.