Missing pet boa constrictor found after a week

By The Associated Press

MADISON — After missing for a week, a pet boa constrictor has been found in the same city where it disappeared.

The Clarion-Ledger reports that the snake was found Friday night by two Madison residents who saw a large snake crossing a road.

Madison police officers pulled the 7-foot snake from the bushes. Mississippi lawyer John Arthur Eaves confirmed the snake, a Colombian Red Tail constrictor, was indeed his son’s pet, “Puppy.”

“So many people volunteered their time to help us look for Puppy and so many forgave us and prayed us through this scare, we really saw what a wonderful community we live in.” Eaves said.