Monday evening, Sam, the 17-foot python who’s been on the loose in the Mat-Su area since Monday, April 24, has returned home.

David Hyde tells KTVA that his 100-pound pet reappeared inside his Meadow Lakes home late-Monday afternoon.

Hyde says he definitely thinks Sam had an adventure because he returned home with tar on his head.

Sam is believed to have escaped while Hyde was doing yardwork two weeks ago. Sam, who has the run of the house, apparently just slithered out the door.

Courtesy of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough

Neighbors were worried as a python of Sam’s size is capable of eating small animals– up to the size of a deer, according to Animal Control.