"JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Traps have been set amid reports of a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong).

Local animal control officers placed traps in the lake in northwest New Jersey last week. State Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Larry Ragonese says there haven't been any confirmed sightings of the snake. It has been reported to be either a boa constrictor or anaconda."

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