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Boa constrictor accidentally freed found month later in Utah

August 5, 2021 GMT

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A boa constrictor accidentally freed from its container in Utah has been found a month after it went missing.

The snake’s owner contacted police Wednesday and said the 8-foot- (2.44 meters) long reptile was found near a deep freezer in his home, KSL TV reported Thursday. The owner told officers he believed the snake may have been there for a while, according to Tooele Police Detective Colbey Bentley.

The snake was reported missing on July 2 after it was accidentally freed from its container in Tooele, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City.

Animal control officers were called to the home after contractors who were removing old windows in the home knocked over the reptile’s container.