A Florida homeowner recently found ᴛʜᴇᴍsᴇʟᴠᴇs in a bit of a ᴘʀᴇᴅɪᴄᴀᴍᴇɴᴛ when a “huge” boa constrictor with ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ slithered into their yard. Faced with the prospect of ᴅᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ with this potentially ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜs animal, the homeowner wisely called in the professionals: snake ᴄᴀᴛᴄʜᴇʀs.
A Boa Constrictor Measuring Over 9 Feet!
Tᴇʀʀɪꜰɪᴇᴅ homeowners in Florida called in expert snake ᴄᴀᴛᴄʜᴇʀs after discovering a boa constrictor measuring over 9 feet in their backyard.
Reptile specialists Rhett and Taylor Stanberry, that thought they were ᴅᴇᴀʟɪɴɢ with a standard python arrived to find a beefy boa constrictor.
In the beginning, the snake catchers didn’t think much of it due to the prevalence of pythons, an ɪɴᴛʀᴜsɪᴠᴇ type in Florida, in the state.
” They said it was a big python in their backyard, and they needed someone to get it,” Rhett told SWNS. “They sent us a Google image of an ᴀʟʙɪɴᴏ Burmese python.”.
” If you know anything about the pythons here in South Florida, they are normal-colored snakes, brown and tan,” he added.
After speaking with the homeowners and looking at their pictures of the snake in the backyard, the Stanberrys told the caller “to stay back, and we’ll be there and find out what it is.”.
Rhett And Taylor Believe The Reptile Might Have Been A Pet That ʟᴇꜰᴛ Or Was ᴀʙᴀɴᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ In The Wild!
Rhett and Taylor arrived at the Naples home and soon realized that the massive snake sitting in the backyard was a boa constrictor with ᴀʟʙɪɴɪsᴍ, a much rarer sighting in the Sunshine State.
Both safely ᴄᴀᴘᴛᴜʀᴇᴅ the creature and shot the process of picking up the snake and moving it out of the yard in a sack.
After ᴄᴀᴘᴛᴜʀɪɴɢ the snake, the snake ᴄᴀᴛᴄʜᴇʀs took it to their shelter in Naples, where it would be well cared for. Experts will monitor the snake ᴄʟᴏsᴇʟʏ and give appropriate care, including a special diet and ʟɪᴠɪɴɢ conditions.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible pet ownership and ecological awareness. While exotic animals can be fascinating to keep as pets, owners must understand the ʀɪsᴋs and responsibilities associated with owning them.
Releasing exotic pets into the wild can have sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs ᴇᴄᴏʟᴏɢɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏɴsᴇǫᴜᴇɴᴄᴇs, as demonstrated by the numerous ɪɴᴠᴀsɪᴠᴇ species in Florida.