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8-foot snake escapes Tooele home, on the loose

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-06 14:40:45-04

TOOELE, Utah — Halloween is nearly four months away, but the nightmare scenario some people fear has become reality in Tooele.

According to the Tooele City Police Department, an 8-foot long boa constrictor is currently on the loose after escaping its home Friday.

The missing snake was in a plastic container in the backyard when it was knocked over, allowing it to roam free.

Animal control spent 90 minutes searching for the boa before giving up.

Anyone who sees the snake is advised to call non-emergency dispatch, and not approach or pick it up. While the owner says the snake is not aggressive, they don't want anyone grabbing it.