FREDERICTON — A boa constrictor named Venus that went missing in Fredericton more than a month ago has been found.
A spokeswoman for the Fredericton Police Department says a homeowner on Albert Street called today to say a large snake was on their lawn.
Alycia Bartlett says police have captured the snake and confirm it is the Columbian red-tailed boa constrictor that escaped from its cage at a nearby residence on August 16.
The snake is about two metres long and weighs about 30 pounds.
Bartlett says the snake is alive and well, and has been taken to a pet store to be checked and kept in a proper cage.
She says police are trying to contact the owner.
The Canadian Press