UPDATE: The snake has been found and is back home; Saugus is safe for teacup poodles again.
Brenda Sweetland reports her son's boa constrictor escaped somehow yesterday. It was last spotted by her mailman scrunched up next to a house on Richard Street near Dudley Street.
I need to get word to people who have small pets. Sorry for this inconvenience to anyone. Please let me know if you happen to see her.
You never know what'll slither into the Charles River when you're just standing there, where Sawmill Brook enters the river at Millennium Park, looking at the little fish swimming by the shore. It was like 18 to 24 inches long.
This is apparently an issue for Philadelphia as well:
Kate Lockwood reports:
It's not every day you see someone get on the T carrying a live 6-foot snake. So that happened.
She says the woman had the snake around her neck and that the pair got off at Green Street. She adds the snake:
Was a kind of light brown with black spots I think. I was trying not to stare!
Has Penelope moved to JP?
Mike the Mad Biologist reports a guy is standing in the Public Garden this evening, trying to charge $5 to have your photo taken with his ten-foot long
python yellow anaconda. Yes, it's alive. Somebody should alert the guy who owns Bobby the mini-pig - he might want to avoid the Public Garden for awhile.
Photo copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
EMTs responded shortly before midnight to Orton Marotta Way, where a 21-year-old man had been bitten in the right hand by a snake. EMTs, unfamiliar with snakes, were unable to identify the breed. The man complained of tingling in his hand but did not have any breathing problems, a spokesman for Boston EMS reports, adding he did not have any details on what the man was doing with the snake. Animal Control did remove the snake from the scene.
Iseut videos the squirming snake mass in her yard.
The Globe reports a Mission Hill resident found a boa constrictor in her backyard today.
The Globe reports that even if Penelope the snake's owner had the $650 the T wants for cleaning up after the snake, she wouldn't pay it because T workers disrespected her after she reported Penelope missing.
MBTA spokesman Joe Pesaturo says a rider spotted the snake this morning. Tonight, Red Line train attendant Sharon Lynch, "a pet snake owner herself," managed to snare Penelope, who is being returned to her owner tonight.
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