Boa constrictor missing for a month in Fredericton has been found

FREDERICTON — A boa constrictor named Venus that went missing in Fredericton more than a month ago has been found.

A spokeswoman for the Fredericton Police Department says a homeowner on Albert Street called today to say a large snake was on their lawn.


Alycia Bartlett says police have captured the snake and confirm it is the Columbian red-tailed boa constrictor that escaped from its cage at a nearby residence on August 16. 

The snake is about two metres long and weighs about 30 pounds.

Bartlett says the snake is alive and well, and has been taken to a pet store to be checked and kept in a proper cage.

She says police are trying to contact the owner.

The Canadian Press