Saturday 14 December 2019

Boa constrictor found after escape

Animal control officer Kimberley Mink with the boa constrictor after it was captured (Nampa Police Dept/AP)
Animal control officer Kimberley Mink with the boa constrictor after it was captured (Nampa Police Dept/AP)

A nine-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped from its cage in the US has been found after two days on the loose.

Trinity did not appear to have travelled far after being spotted on Sunday in the garage that holds the snake's cage in Nampa, Idaho.

Worried neighbours with small pets and children went on alert after the owner reported to Nampa police on Saturday that the snake disappeared on Friday afternoon and had not eaten for three weeks.

The owner says he plans to buy a better cage.

The snake's capture comes after a venomous cobra raised concerns earlier this month when it got loose and roamed a California neighbourhood for days before being caught.

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