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    Boa Constrictor on the loose in Merseyside

    NewsReptiles and amphibiansTuesday 09 July 2013
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    Jennifer Whitby, of Parkbrook Road, of Liverpool is frantically out of her mind with worry for her pet boa contrictor which is on the loose. She said she awoke at 6AM on the 4th of July and noticed it missing and out of its tank.

    Police have issued a warning to members of the public to not approach the five foot long snake if they see it.  

    Jennifer said of the incident that "She's either managed to slide out of the tank or someone's come into the house and taken her.

    "I've been feeling sick with worry ever since she went missing.

    "The only hole I could see she could have got through was by the leccy box so I've had a hammer to that and taken it apart but I couldn't find her.

    "The only other thing I can think of is that she's got through the letter box."

    Jennifer's six year old son Nathan has been helping look for the pet too. She said that "He's been searching high and low for her since he found out.

    "When the police came round he told them he didn't have to go to school because he wanted to stay and help look for her.

    "She is really well known on the street, all the young lads come round and want to see her and hold her. She's part of our family really."

    "I can't remember if the back door was locked or not so it might be that someone's come in and taken her. I would rather that she's been taken because even though I don't want her to get stolen I'll know she isn't out there.

    "I am worried about other people's pets, but boa constrictors can go without food for months."

    The snakes name is Petzy and is four she old. She has green camouflage markings and is yellow underneath.

    She is non-venomous and described as relaxed however these snakes can become aggressive if they are threatened.

    If you notice a Boa Constrictor sliding past you then you should call the Mersyside police to alert them of this. 

     

     

    Source: Liverpool Echo

    Photo: Wikipedia

     

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