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Massive boa constrictor found slithering around Brecksville neighborhood

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 17:38:31-04

BRECKSVILLE, Ohio — A Brecksville woman and a police officer found a massive boa constrictor slithering around Chapel Hill Drive.

Animal Control, two police officers, a fireman and a couple of men from the service department guided the snake into a clean drum and secured it.

The snake is a female and measured at 6-feet-9-inches and weighs between 23 and 24 pounds.

It is unknown how the snake got to Chapel Hill Drive, but the animal warden said he believes someone let it loose in the Metroparks near Chapel Hill Drive.

"If you are tired of or can’t keep your reptile there are people will take care of it, animal control officers can find a place for it," animal warden Cliffette Thacker said. "It is pretty cruel and dangerous to just release it like that."

The snake is now with a local reptile rescue group.

She passed the veterinarian exam and will be fed frozen prey. If she manages two feedings, she will be available for adoption.