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Boa loose in Maroa

September 02, 2010 at 01:03 PM

MAROA, Ill. (AP) — Residents in the central Illinois community of Maroa are on the lookout for a 9-foot boa constrictor.

Maroa police Chief Brad Wilkey says the big snake was reported missing. Wilkey told the (Decatur) Herald & Review on Wednesday that he wasn’t sure if the boa escaped or was stolen. But he’s advising people to call police if they spot it.

Dave Webster of the Scovill Zoo in nearby Decatur says the snake wouldn’t be much of a threat to adults but could hurt a small child. The snakes kill prey by striking and then squeezing it to death.

Webster says boas don’t like open spaces. It could be under a porch or in a wooded area.

Webster adds that the snake is native to Central and South America and won’t survive winter if it isn’t found.

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Last year an eight footer got lose in Quincy.  They found it about a month later under the neighbor’s porch. That would be something, finding an eight foot snake under your porch. The funny thing was the guy who lost eventually got indicted on drug charges.  I guess when the cops came to his house he was either high or they could smell it in the house so they launched an investigation.

Posted by Metallicat85 on 09/02 at 02:12 PM

yeah this is why these exotic pets should not be allowed in this country , with the exception of a zoo. I can promise you this , if one of these creatures harmed my kid i’ll be looking for the owner of the snake , real fast.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/02 at 02:55 PM

the thrilla in manilla, the rumble in the jungle, now the boa in maroa

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/02 at 03:33 PM

A dangerous rattlesnake escaped from the San Diego Zoo just this week and was first spotted by a 1 1/2 year old.  Even experts screw up.  That’s no reason to keep snakes out of the country.  There are plenty of “dangerous” snakes that live in the states but snakes typically leave you alone if you leave them alone first.  It’s very possible that this snake was stolen.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/02 at 07:38 PM

out scouting last week i found a baby rattle snake in southern part of the state

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/03 at 08:16 AM

Wait a minute ... a drug dealer owned a 9’ Boa?
Ha .. I think owning a huge Python or Boa is a prerequisite to becoming a drug dealer - Isn’t it?  It’s right in the handbook !!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/03 at 12:03 PM

I live in “the southern part of the state”. We see Rattlers pretty regularly. I would rather find a 9 foot Boa.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/03 at 12:54 PM

one was very small hope i dont run into its parents much rather find a 9 foot boa

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/04 at 08:39 AM

Actually the younger rattlesnakes are more deadly because they can’t control the release of their venom or so I’ve heard.

Posted by Metallicat85 on 09/04 at 09:38 AM

The snake I am most fearful of in the south is the copperhead. At least the rattlers let you know when they are around (at least most of them) Copperheads will just lay there.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 09/04 at 04:46 PM

There is nothing wrong with having a 9 foot snake in your home.. it was an honest mistake that took place almost 2 months ago..yes i am the owner. get over it!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 12/07 at 08:49 AM

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