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Boa Constrictor Missing For More Than A Week Found Safe

(Snakey, the boa constrictor, in file photo.  Credit: CBS-3)

(Snakey, the boa constrictor, in file photo. Credit: CBS-3)

(Photo by Ed Fischer) Robin Culverwell
Robin Culverwell has been an editor, reporter and anchor for KYW...
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By Robin Culverwell

SWARTHMORE, Pa. (CBS) – That boa constrictor missing for ten days in Swarthmore has been found alive and well.

We first told you about “Snakey” a week ago.  The seven-foot-long pet boa constrictor went missing from his owner’s home on Park Avenue in Swarthmore on Sunday, August 11th (see related story).

Swarthmore police chief Brian Craig says that while the snake’s owners were worried about the well-being of their pet and even posted flyers to help find him, neighbors had big worries of their own.

“We had people stopping in here every day asking about the snake,” Craig said today.  He said their worries ran the gamut:

“About their children, about their pets.  And I’m very sympathetic about their concerns, so I wanted to get the word out that the snake’s been found.”

In fact, Snakey was seen early this afternoon sunning himself on the grass of a neighbor’s home on Vassar Avenue, less than a block away from his Park Avenue home.

Chief Craig says the homeowner who called the police was holding the snake before his owners came to get him.

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