RIVERVIEW, Fla. (WFLA) – A $2,500 reward is being offered for the return of a rare, 6-foot-long boa constrictor that was stolen from a Riverview home during a burglary.
Investigators with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office say sometime between 11 p.m. on Tuesday and 7:06 a.m. Wednesday, thieves pried open a rear door of a home on Boyette Road.
Once inside the home, they stole four guns, $1,500 cash, and a 6-foot-long, white, Leucistic boa constrictor.
The boa constrictor is pure white and is very rare, one of about six Leucistic boas that are in the United States. The snake is worth tens of thousands of dollars, according to its owner.
The burglary victim is a snake breeder who operates his business on his property. He believes the thieves may have known that he breeds snakes.
The rare snake was stolen from a tank in the owner’s office. He said he has more than 600 snakes in a different area of the building.
The snake’s owner is offering a $2,500 reward for the safe return of his Leucistic boa constrictor.
Anyone who has information that can help investigators is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200.
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