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MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - A Mount Pleasant apartment complex is warning residents that a venomous snake from Africa might be on the loose.

An exterminator found the still moist molted skin of a snake he did not recognize Wednesday and took a picture. A specialist wrote back and said it might belong to a Gaboon viper.

The Edisto Island Serpentarium was called and came out Friday to look for the snake and confirm the breed.

The apartment complex put out flyers warning residents that the snake could be slithering around.

Officials with the apartment complex are checking to see if a resident might have owned the snake, which would have been against the law in Mount Pleasant.

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