Photo: twitter.com/_BCCOS

Photo: twitter.com/_BCCOS

Boa constrictor found in yard, moved to Surrey rescue centre is likely an escaped pet

Anyone missing a boa constrictor?

On Monday morning (Aug. 15) the B.C. Conservation Officer Service tweeted a photo of an officer retrieving a large snake from under a bush in a residential yard.

“Upon arrival the snake was captured then transferred to a certified rescue centre in #Surreybc,” the BCCOS posted.

“The snake was identified as a Boa Constrictor which is not a CAS and likely an escaped pet.”

In this case, “CAS” means controlled alien species, or exotic animals, as defined on the B.C. government website.

It’s not clear where the snake was found. The Now-Leader has reached out to the BCCOS for clarification.

Five years ago, in July 2017, the owner of a five-foot-long albino boa constrictor searched for his pet after it went missing near Fleetwood Park in Surrey. No word if that snake was ever located.

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