Boa constrictor found under Tompkins County home
Enfield (AP) - Animal welfare officials in Tompkins County are looking for a home for a six-and-one-half-foot-long boa constrictor found by a homeowner doing some work under his house.
The Tompkins County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Tuesday that the snake was found last Monday by the man in Enfield, outside Ithaca.
After his initial shock, he was able to coax the slow-moving reptile into a pillow case and brought it to the local SPCA shelter.
Officials don't know if the snake got loose from its owner or if it was set loose.
SPCA officials say a person familiar with constrictors will take care of it until a suitable home can be found.
Other than suffering from an upper respiratory infection, the snake is doing fine.
Anyone interested in adopting the snake should call the Tompkins County SPCA at (607) 257-1822.
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