- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CINCINNATI (AP) - Police in southwest Ohio say a boa constrictor escaped from the home of its owner over the weekend and is still missing.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports (http://cin.ci/1yedWX5 ) police in Delhi Township west of Cincinnati say the owner was outside feeding the six-foot long snake when he realized it had wandered off.

Authorities say boa constrictors will often scurry away from people and commotion, but warn that the snake will likely seek warm shelter during the cold weather. Police recommend that people in the area check their yards prior to working or playing outside.

Police say the Ohio Dangerous Wild Animal Act doesn’t prohibit the man from owning the snake.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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