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Owner Gets Back 60-Pound Boa Constrictor That Escaped in New Jersey

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    A 60-pound Boa constrictor is on the loose in Paulsboro, NJ, and it slithered down a hole before cops could catch it. NBC10’s Drew Smith has more on that story. (Published Wednesday, July 27, 2016)

    Police in a South Jersey community alerted residents Wednesday morning after a large snake got away from them.

    Paulsboro Police were sent to the 200 block of E Jefferson Street Tuesday night for the "report of a large snake under a porch," the department posted on Facebook.

    By the time animal control showed up the snake – it appeared to be about a 60-pound boa constrictor measuring around 10 to 12 feet long – had escaped into a hole in the ground but not before a photo was snapped of the large reptile, said police.

    Boas aren’t venomous but they can cause harm to people and pets by cutting off the blood supply, according to National Geographic. Owner Gets Escaped Boa Constrictor BackOwner Gets Escaped Boa Constrictor BackA 60-ppund boa constrictor was found and returned to its owner after a woman found it slithering under her steps in Paulsboro, New Jersey. (Published Thursday, July 28, 2016)

    Paulsboro Police reported Wednesday night the snake was caught and returned to its owner.