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Boa constrictor found in Fort Frances

OPP are trying to find the owner of the 2.1-metre-long reptile
An OPP officer in Fort Frances holds the Boa Constrictor that was found in a local residence on Aug. 8, 2020 (OPP photo)

FORT FRANCES, Ont. — A Fort Frances homeowner received a surprise on the weekend when he went outside and found a Boa Constrictor in the yard.

Ontario Provincial Police say the reptile, over 2.1 metres long, turned up outside a west-end Fort Frances residence on Saturday afternoon.

Police want to hear from the owner of the snake, or from anyone else who might have useful information.

In the interim, an officer has volunteered to look after it until the Ontario Humane Society takes over the case.

An OPP spokesperson said Monday he's uncertain what the snake is being fed during its temporary time in custody.