Boa Constrictor Found on Bedford Roadway

Submitted by the Bedford Police Department

Courtesy image from the Bedford Police Department, (c) 2013
Courtesy image from the Bedford Police Department, (c) 2013

About 6:25 PM on September 28, Bedford Police officers responded to Shawsheen Road for a report of a large snake in the roadway.

On arrival, officers observed a 4-5 ft Boa Constrictor across the travel lanes of Shawsheen Road. The snake had apparently had been dumped roadside or may have escaped from a nearby residence.

The snake was injured by a passing vehicle and subsequently died.

After consulting with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, a reptile expert was notified and assisted in the removal and storage of the snake.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedford Police at 781-275-1212.

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