If you’re missing your pet snake, contact the McLeod County Sheriff’s Office.
They’ve handed the snake over to an animal shelter. If no one steps up to claim the reptile within five days, it’ll be put up for adoption, the post says.
Both are nonpoisonous snakes that use their bodies to squeeze their prey. Pythons, according to National Geographic, can grow to be up to 23 feet long and weigh 200 pounds. They’re the common choice for reptile owners, but the publication notes they’re often poorly cared for and released into the wild.
Boa constrictors are smaller than Pythons – reaching about 13 feet and weighing 60 pounds, the National Geographic says. They also have distinct markings, and the color of their body depends on the habitat they’re trying to blend in to.