Slithering escapee: North Port Police help capture snake on street

Images courtesy NPP Facebook

NORTH PORT, FL (WFLA) – An exotic reptile was slithering down a street in North Port when police officers spotted it. Worried it may be dangerous, they called FWC officers.

The snake was found off Sumter Boulevard Wednesday afternoon. North Port Police officers initially thought this was a dangerous and invasive African rock python. They called FWC officers to capture the reptile.

Officers posted pictures and video of the snake on their Facebook page and many viewers responded in the posts saying that this was in fact a boa and not a python.

The snake was taken to Ridgeway Exotics in Port Charlotte. Officers found out it was a red tail boa and most likely someone’s runaway pet. The snake is alive and well, according to North Port Police Facebook page.

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