Issaquah High School classroom python found safe

ISSAQUAH, Wash. -- A classroom pet snake at Issaquah High School has been found nearly a week after he escaped from his pen inside the biology classroom.

School district officials say the 2 foot ball python named "Hamilton" was located Tuesday morning in the same classroom where he was discovered missing last Wednesday morning.

"We think he escaped all on his own," principal Andrea McCormick said on Wednesday. "He's a tricky little snake."

The ball python is a common household pet, is non venomous and is inherently docile, McCormick said, and posed no danger to people. School officials searched the classroom Wednesday morning to no avail, then called in animal control. Their search came up empty as well.

School officials didn't give any details on exactly where Hamilton was found but they say he is now back napping in his cage.