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12.5.13. Jenga the stolen albino boa constrictor snake is reunited with his owner Darren  Ryan from Duleek in Co Meath. Picture Ciara Wilkinson.

12.5.13. Jenga the stolen albino boa constrictor snake is reunited with his owner Darren Ryan from Duleek in Co Meath. Picture Ciara Wilkinson.

12.5.13. Jenga the stolen albino boa constrictor snake is reunited with his owner Darren Ryan from Duleek in Co Meath. Picture Ciara Wilkinson.

A RARE albino boa constrictor snake stolen when its owners' house was broken in to has been found safe and well, writes Elaine Keogh.

The owners of the 6ft snake – the only one of its kind in the country – feared for its safety, as it needs to be kept at a temperature of around 30C.

But an anonymous tip-off has reunited Jenga the snake with its owners of eight years.

"We are very happy to have her back," said Joanna Lynch (26), who lives with her partner Darren Ryan.

The family had given interviews and used social media to alert animal lovers that Jenga had been stolen from their home near Duleek, Co Meath.

They were alerted by a phone call on Saturday from a man who said he had bought the snake, but had sold her on.

The snake had gone to a pet shop, and the shop owner said he was unaware that the reptile had been stolen.

Irish Independent