EASTON, Md. (WMAR) -
Easton Police have captured a Boa-Constrictor that was seen sunbathing on the bridge along Rails to Trails.
The bridge is constructed of large creosote beams and was formally used by the railroad company. When police arrived at about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday the snake had disappeared from the area where it was seen.
Of the officers that responded, only a few were willing and eager enough to crawl along the bridge to look in the areas where the snake could be hiding.
Officers eventually located the snake in a partially hollowed portion of the bridge.
Only two officers, Lt. Mark Hrobar and Pfc. Trams were willing and able to corral the snake into a trash can.
The snake was later identified as a Ball Python and estimated to be about 5-6-years-old and about 4 feet long.
A local veterinarian, Chad Hutchison agreed to take the snake and take care of him.
Police believe that the snake either escaped or was released by a former owner.
Lt. Hrobar said that the snake was cold and suspected that it would not have survived much longer in the wild
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