TIGARD - All it took was a python on the loose to put a Tigard neighborhood on edge Wednesday afternoon.

Allie - a 5-foot-long ball python - slithered her way out of a bedroom window near SWJohnson St. &Grant Ave. earlier in the day, creating an hours-long search for the snake. Owner Debbie Malstrom was elated to find Allie hiding behind the garage furnace late in the afternoon - and she was especially relieved for her neighbors.

SLIDESHOW: Allie the Python

Allie has been with the family for more than 12 years.

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