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A change in state law is causing some trouble for an Orange County pet owner.
A New Windsor man had his 15-foot, 119-pound Albino Python removed from his home by the DEC last week.
A neighbor saw the snake outside and complained.
Edwin Acevedo says he bought the reptile six years ago from a pet shop in New Jersey and has never had a problem until now. "I feel violated, like they just ripped my child away. The worst thing anyone can go through," says Acevedo.
A representative for the DEC says the state no longer offers permits for pythons and that it's illegal to have one.