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Anaconda sightings in Lake Hopatcong reported

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Boaters in Lake Hopatcong in New Jersey are keeping an eye out for an unwanted visitor lurking underwater: a 14- or 15-foot-ong snake, possibly a green anaconda. Several people have seen the reptile, which has probably holed up in a drain pipe.

Reptile specialists are also searching the lake for signs of the snake. So far no more sightings have been reported.

While the experts say an anaconda is more likely to dine small rodents, some swimmers are reluctant to take a dip, according to a local lifeguard.

The Department of Environmental Protection said no photo or video confirmation has turned up. But fish and wildlife officials put out traps.

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