Missing Boa Constrictor found two months later

By: Hope Jensen Email
By: Hope Jensen Email

News 12 at 11 o'clock/ Wednesday/ July 11th, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Imagine coming out of your house to see a 7 foot snake slithering down your driveway. That's what one Augusta man saw Wednesday. But this wasn't just any snake. It was a pet boa constrictor named "scar" that's been missing for the past two months.

Wednesday some frightened neighbors put an end to his adventure.

"I mean I see snakes in the yard I get scared of them you know," said Wayne Moody."I mean I might be a man but when it comes to snake I'm scared of them."

Especially snakes like Scar, a red tailed boa constrictor, that Wayne found slithering through his yard.

"It looked like a stick, but it was a big ole snake," he said. "He was coming on down then he come on down the driveway right here."

Down the driveway and right across the road into Doris McGhee's yard.

"I ran," she said. "You know, I kept running back even when he came and captured it I was like hiding Oh look at the snake."

A seven foot boa sound in the bushes just a block over from where the snake went missing two months ago.

"It had belonged to the girl behind us and he had gotten loose," said Moody.

In May, Alysia Wilson was playing with her pet snake in the front yard. She went around back for a minute and when she came back Scar was gone. But apparently he didn't go too far.

"It was oh it was humongous," said Doris."It was big."

"The tail was about that long, but when that man come and got him and pulled him out oh man he was longer than me and you," added Moody.

They called animal control who came and picked up the snake ending his two months of freedom.

"You don't see stuff like that in the city too often," said Moody.

"I said' baby there ain't no snakes around here girl we down south in Georgia, we in the city, there ain't no snakes around here', but I guess I was wrong," said Fredrick Robertson.

Now neighbors are just relieved that Scar is back where he belongs.

"It's a great thing," said Robertson. "It's a great thing for my safety and her safety and her fear of snakes because she hates snakes."

A happy ending as long as Scar stays put this time.

"I just hope they take care of it and keep it contained this time," said Robertson.

Scar's owner is in Atlanta, but her mom went and picked up the snake Wednesday.We sent her photos and she was able to confirm that the snake is Scar. She says she is very happy to have him back home.

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