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There's an 8 foot boa constrictor loose in our area. Apparently it's been loose for two weeks but the owner just reported it yesterday (because they have it illegally and will now have to pay a fine).
Isn't that the same type or similar to the snake that killed that poor 2 year old girl?
They are saying not to worry about it but they are also saying to keep a close eye on small children & pets
It wasn't lost in our immediate area but it's had plenty of time to make it over here. I asked dh why it hasn't been found yet and he said it's probably hiding in bushes or trees. Maybe he's just joking but now I can't help but looking all around (& up) when I go out.
I've been taking Olivia for walks every day (good for both of us) but now I'm not sure I want to anymore
I don't know how fast they move or how hungry it is....
I actually really like snakes however I would not be ok with a huge snake of unknown disposition wandering about my neighborhood! From what I've heard from snake owners, if a snake coils around you, pour alcohol on their nose they will let go. I've never had to try it as all the snakes that I've handled were well fed and not about to try to kill me. It couldn't hurt to carry a little bottle of rubbing alcohol in your purse though.
i'd be more concerned about it getting into the house and doing something to the baby at night than i would be going for a walk. i don't know how fast they move, but i'd guess not very, not like a rattle snake or viper. scary!