GALVESTON, Texas -- A venomous snake that's gone missing twice in the last month from its Galveston aquarium has turned up again.
Moody Gardens spokeswoman Jerri Hamachek said Saturday that the missing 10-inch African bush viper was found Friday night outside the entrance of the visitor center. Hamachek said officials believe someone left the snake there.
The snake went missing August 8 from the venomous snake exhibit. The same snake disappeared from its enclosure for two days last month until workers found it hiding atop a metal screen that seals the top of the enclosure.
At the time, Moody Gardens officials thought the snake had escaped on its own. The second time, they called police because the fastener holding the padlock to the exhibit appeared to have been tampered with and damaged.
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