Boa constrictor on the loose in Lincolnshire after escaping from owner’s house as cops warn ‘do not approach’

A BOA constrictor has been reported missing from a house in Lincolnshire.

Police have warned members of the public not to approach the snake which has a white tail and grey, black and brown spots.

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A boa constrictor, similar to this one found in Sutton Coldfield, Wed Mids, earlier this month, is on the loose in Lincolnshire[/caption]

It was reported missing from a house in Union Street in Boston at around 7pm on Wednesday.

The snake is not venomous but boa constrictors attack prey with their teeth and then constrict it until they die.

Anyone who sees what they believe to be a snake is asked to call 999 quoting incident 361 of November 28.

Lincolnshire Police said in a statement: “We are advising people to stay away from a snake after it was reported missing from a Boston property.

“The snake’s owner reported it missing from the house on Union Street at just after 7pm yesterday evening.

“The Boa constrictor is not venomous, but should not be approached.

“It is likely to find somewhere warm, so could be in an area such as a garden shed.

“It has white on its tail, with grey, black and brown spots.”

Boa constrictors kill by wrapping their long, thick bodies around their victims and squeezing until they die, by suffocation or cutting off blood flow to the heart and brain.

Last August snake owner Dan Brandon was killed by his 8ft python in his home in near Basingstoke, hants.

Earlier this year, an escaped boa constrictor killed and started to eat a pigeon before being stopped by members of the public in Leytonstone, East London.

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