'Watchdog' helps recover rare kingsnake from Medford pet store

'Watchdog' helps recover rare kingsnake from Medford pet store

A rare and protected snake will get a one-way ride back to the wild today thanks to a wildlife "watchdog" with a good eye for reptiles and a healthy knowledge of Oregon native critter laws.

An Oregon State Police trooper Monday seized a California mountain kingsnake from The Reptile Guyz shop on Riverside Avenue in Medford, where it was on display the past two weeks but not labeled as for sale, according to the OSP.

The brightly colored, 2-foot-long snake that looks like a coral.....

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