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July 14th, 2009, 09:14 AM
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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....
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July 14th, 2009, 09:21 AM
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Eeeekkkk!! That's a big snake! I hope they find it soon. If it were me, I'd only be going out if I needed too....I don't know very much about boa's.
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July 14th, 2009, 09:42 AM
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It was a burmese python that killed that little girl, but any snake that big can kill a child or pet, heck even an adult. I'd be afraid too! If you go for a walk, carry something sharp with you.
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July 14th, 2009, 09:44 AM
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OH my. I hate snakes so I for sure wouldn't be going anywhere unless I had. Hope they catch it soon. They are looking for it right??
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July 14th, 2009, 10:12 AM
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They are looking for it, it's been on all the news stations & on the radio. I hope they find it soon.

It's had a two week head start though.
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July 14th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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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.
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July 14th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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I HATE snakes.
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July 14th, 2009, 01:00 PM
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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!
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July 14th, 2009, 01:25 PM
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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 hadn't even thought of that!
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July 14th, 2009, 01:33 PM
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Well don't dwell on it now! Just be exta cautious with Olivia around bushes or if she runs through an open field... eek! That snake is huge- I can't believe no one has seen it!
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July 14th, 2009, 04:05 PM
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July 16th, 2009, 10:46 AM
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Yikes! Thats crazy!
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