7ft boa constrictor for adoption at Lexington Shelter


A 7ft-long boa constrictor recovered by law enforcement after it was found crawling in the street near Williamsburg Court earlier this month is now up for adoption, and he has been named William.

According to a tweet posted Wednesday by the Lexington Humane Society, red-tailed boa is “now looking for a forever home!”

“William is a happy, healthy snake currently about 7ft long. Interested in adopting? Stop by for a meet and greet,” the Lexington Humane Society tweeted.

It was not immediately clear on Wednesday whether William would need special care from a future owner, but the Lexington Herald-Leader contacted the humane society for comment.

The snake was recovered by law enforcement on July 5 after a neighbor called to report the creature was crossing the neighborhood road. The police “apprehended” the creature and kept it in a plastic bag until representatives of the humane society retrieved it.

At the time, the head of Lexington Animal Care and Control described the huge snake as “fairly docile” and said he would be offered for adoption if the snake’s owner was not located.

“We will continue to search for an owner,” Animal Care and Control Sgt. Aaron Evans said at the time.

This story can be updated.

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Aaron Mudd is a duty reporter at the Lexington Herald-Leader based in Lexington, Kentucky. He previously worked for the Bowling Green Daily News covering K-12 and higher education. Aaron has roots in Fayette, Marion, and Warren counties in Kentucky.
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