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Boa constrictor accidentally freed in Utah still missing

July 6, 2021 GMT

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A boa constrictor accidentally freed from its container last week has eluded authorities in Utah for more than three days.

Animal control officers were called to a home on Friday afternoon after contractors accidentally knocked over the 8-foot-long (2-meter-long) snake’s container, KSL TV reported Tuesday. The contractors were working on the home in Tooele, about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of Salt Lake City.

Tooele Police Lt. Jeremy Hansen said animal control searched the home for over 90 minutes but couldn’t find the reptile. He said the snake’s owner believes that it may still be on his property.

Anyone who may know about the snake’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Tooele Police Department.