In this photo taken on Sunday, July 20, 2014, Gerald Andrejcak, assistant director of Common Sense for Animals in Warren County, N.J, searches a large drainage pipe for a large snake in Lake Hopatcong near Jefferson, N.J.  Traps have been set, according to the New Jersey Herald, for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in the lake in northwest New Jersey. Spokesman Lawrence Ragonese says there haven't been any confirmed sightings of the snake, which has been reported to be either a boa constrictor or anaconda. (AP Photo/The New Jersey Herald, Daniel Freel)
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In this photo taken on Sunday, July 20, 2014, Gerald Andrejcak, assistant director of Common Sense for Animals in Warren County, N.J, searches a large drainage pipe for a large snake in Lake Hopatcong near Jefferson, N.J. Traps have been set, according to the New Jersey Herald, for a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in the lake in northwest New Jersey. Spokesman Lawrence Ragonese says there haven't been any confirmed sightings of the snake, which has been reported to be either a boa constrictor or anaconda. (AP Photo/The New Jersey Herald, Daniel Freel)

Hunt on for possible anaconda in lake

The Associated Press

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JEFFERSON, N.J. — Reports of a 16-foot-long exotic snake — possibly an anaconda — slithering through New Jersey’s largest lake have stoked fears among residents and led to searches and questions about what exactly is in the water.

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