Boa constrictor captured after escaping Sioux Falls store

September 26, 2018

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — No one was injured when a boa constrictor somehow escaped from a Sioux Falls store and slithered into a nearby laundry business.

Officers responded to the laundry Tuesday night. Police spokesman Sam Clemens says the snake was captured and taken to the Sioux Falls Humane Society.

It wasn’t clear how big the snake was, but police records indicate an officer tussled with it.

The snake’s owner later called police after discovering it was missing, and reclaimed the reptile. No charges were filed.

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