Giant Exotic Snake Captured in Matthews NC

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A major scare avoided Thursday night in Matthews after a snake from South America was found in the woods behind a restaurant. Experts are now saying that it’s a red-tailed boa constrictor.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue now have custody after it was captured and turned by a man in Matthews NC.

Officials commented that the snake is native to South America, it wouldn’t survive the winter if it had stayed out there. Whomever owned the snake clearly didn’t go through the proper measures to give it up.

Jennifer Gordon, the director of Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, said that she is glad that “Sheba,” as she’s named her, is safe here now, but she can’t stay forever. They expect this boa to grow as long as 10 feet. If it lived here at that point, Sheba’s diet would change, too.

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