By TRISHA GARCIA, KGBT
EL PASO, Texas (CIRCA via KGBT) — Police said a big snake was discovered on the mailbox of a home in Overland Park, Kansas, on Friday.
The mail carrier called animal control for help after seeing it wrapped around a resident's mailbox.
Animal control identified it as a red-tailed boa.
“I assumed it was a wild snake, a black snake or something like that,” said Amy Nash, the responding animal control officer. “It was very, very large, much larger than I knew I could handle on my own, so I called my supervisor to come and help me get it down.”
It took three people to remove the snake.
Animal control said they re-homed it with a local snake expert before taking it to Great Plains SPCA.
The mail was not delivered Friday to that particular home, according to authorities
Police said they believe someone's pet escaped.