Minn. Family Discovers 5-Foot Boa on Deck

Posted at: 08/21/2013 1:02 PM | Updated at: 08/21/2013 2:11 PM

A Minnesota family discovered a 5-foot Boa Constrictor on their deck Wednesday morning.

When one member of the Stillwater family first saw the reptile he said he thought it was a stick, but quickly realized it was a big snake when it crawled up on his deck a few moments later.

The Boa stayed on the deck for a few hours before the family called police, according to our sister station KSTP in St. Paul.

Sarah Richard, the adoption chair for the Minnesota Herpetological Society told KSTP this particular snake is pretty harmless and that no one was in danger. She said the snakes can't live in the wild in Minnesota past October.

After it is determined that the snake is healthy it will be put up for adoption.

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