A Florida family was surprised to find a six-foot long boa constrictor that had likely been living there for two […]
A Florida family was surprised to find a six-foot long boa constrictor that had likely been living there for two to four years.
Adam van der Herchen had been hearing noises coming from the attic and spotted a snake through an opening in the ceiling at his home in Englewood, Florida.
“Over the last couple of years, my wife said she heard sounds in the attic,” Bob van der Herchen said . “My son said he heard sounds in the attic.”
Linda van der Herchen, who is Bob van der Herchen’s wife said that their son Adam first noticed the snake through a gap in their ceiling.
Animal Control initially identified the reptile as a diamond back rattlesnake, and its agents could not capture it after two visits to the van der Herchen’s home.
Linda van der Herchen was eventually referred to a snake trapper named Mark Lampert. He was able to capture the boa constrictor after a two-hour search.
Lampert identified the snake as a Colombian red tail boa and said while looking for it he also found a snake skin, indicating the snake had been above the homeowner’s family room for reals.
The snake trapper took the snake away and found a more suitable home for it.