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DOG-EATING SNAKE GOES TO DESIGNATED CUSTODIAN.



Byline: Amy Collins Daily News Staff Writer

Alissss has done her time, but she's not going home.

Confined to a cage at the Chatsworth animal shelter "Dog Pound" redirects here. For the rap group, see Tha Dogg Pound.

An animal shelter is a facility that houses homeless, lost or abandoned animals; primarily a large variety of dogs and cats.
 since she ate Babette the 2-pound Chihuahua on Aug. 9, Alissss the boa constrictor boa constrictor

largest of all snakes; squeezes its victims in a deadly grip. [Zoology: NCE, 317]

See : Deadliness
 has been moved to temporary quarters in San Bernardino San Bernardino, city, United States
San Bernardino (săn bûr'nədē`nō), city (1990 pop. 164,164), seat of San Bernardino co., S Calif., at the foot of the San Bernardino Mts.; inc. 1854.
 County.

Angus Johnson, the struggling rock musician who owns the boa, said he has entrusted his 7-1/2-foot friend to a former band mate who lives in Colton.

``He's going to be the custodian bailee (custodian) n. a person with whom some article is left, usually pursuant to a contract (called a "contract of bailment"), who is responsible for the safe return of the article to the owner when the contract is fulfilled.  until I can get her back,'' Johnson said.

The city's Animal Services Commission tentatively is scheduled to hear Johnson's request Monday for permission to live with his snake at his home in West Hills.

At the same meeting, Flossie ``Jackie'' Torgerson, who owned Babette, is expected to ask the city to ban all snakes in residential areas.

Johnson was told by city animal control officials that he could no longer keep Alissss at his home, and they wouldn't release the snake until she could be placed somewhere outside the city. Alissss was released Friday afternoon to Yolanda and Keats Gefter. Keats owns another snake, and Yolanda works for a veterinarian veterinarian /vet·er·i·nar·i·an/ (vet?er-i-nar´e-an) a person trained and authorized to practice veterinary medicine and surgery; a doctor of veterinary medicine.

vet·er·i·nar·i·an
n.
, Johnson said.

The spokesman for the city animal control said the case of the snake who ate the dog has been resolved about as best possible.

``It really isn't the happiest ending because of all the tragedy that befell Babette, and Angus is without his pet,'' said Peter Persic, the spokesman for Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850.  Department of Animal Regulation. ``But it's probably the best ending we can hope for.''

Johnson and his attorney still hope to bring Alissss out of exile.

``This is really just an interim solution, just an interim home,'' said R. Jeffrey Ward, of the Century City law firm of Bosco, Blau & Ward.
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