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.
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Boas aren’t venomous but they can cause harm to people and pets by cutting off the blood supply, according to National Geographic. [[388512741, C]]
Paulsboro Police reported Wednesday night the snake was caught and returned to its owner.