WEST MILFORD - A West Milford man has spotted pythons twice within a few days in his yard.

James Geist was reading on his deck when he thought he saw a branch move on July 23. He soon realized it was a snake.

Police arrived with two snake handlers, who told Geist the branch was a 15-foot albino python.

Four days later, Geist saw another snake, this time a 10-foot python.

Animal control officials say they believe the tropical snakes were released by someone who had moved from the neighborhood.

AP wire services contributed to this report.