MOHEGAN LAKE – One Walmart shopper got a slithery surprise when a snake popped out of his shopping bag after leaving the store in Mohegan Lake on Friday night. Greg Kane says he found the snake when he set the bag down on his counter at home. He says he killed the snake and took the remains back to Walmart to try to sort out where the snake came from. He even called police in to try and determine where the snake came from. The snake was identified as a baby boa constrictor and while not poisonous can carry harmful bacteria in its mouth, according to a veterinarian. 14 feet and weight 60 pounds. It looks like a leopard, walks like a leopard, but it’s actually a house cat! The neighbor had just spotted an aardvark outside of a home, say WUT? I would advise people not to put their baby in the lake. Yes, you read that correctly. Someone who has been hired to protect humans and animals basically makes things up as he goes along and spouts it off as a fact.

Reality check: Boa constrictors almost never exceed 13 feet in length. There has been exactly one death from a boa constrictor in recent U.S. All constrictor snakes combined kill on average one person a year, and this is even true despite the fact that many snakes that actually ARE large enough to kill people (Burmese pythons) are invasive in Florida. Even pets being killed by these free-roaming snakes are uncommon (but do occur). Spreading hysteria about one lone snake is irrational. If this snake is a boa and it’s 20 feet long, it is probably the largest boa on record. Based on the dumb conclusions listed in this hub, it wouldn’t be surprising at all if people have completely misrepresented the size and species of the snake. My guess on the species at this point is an anaconda, if people’s eyes aren’t deceiving them. TV NewsSerious Meteorology or Hot Mexican Weather Girls and Global Sexism? Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

0 of 8192 characters usedPost CommentNo HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Hahahahaa don’t put your baby in the lake. Such a weird thing to say! The first story was the most hilarious. Snake misidentification is absolutely some of the most blatantly retarded stuff I’ve ever seen on the news. A literal 1-minute Google search can tell a CHILD that a snake he has captured is not a boa constrictor. I suppose that story really says something for the intelligence levels found in and around Walmart though. No, thanks a lot for telling me about those stories. It doesn’t surprise me this sort of thing is so common. Did you see the case a while back of a “lion on the loose” in Essex? The one who saw it said it was “way, way too large to be a domestic cat”.

It turned out to be a Maine Coon. I mean, do they really expect an animal to lay completely still while being surrounded by people it doesn’t know, not even flicking an ear or turning a head? EM– If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that many of these people with degrees must be expelling all their energy passing exams, and there’s no more room left for reason and common sense. How absurd some of these people are. This type of sensationlist media is what causes those of us who own exotic animals so many problems. This is incomprehensible. How do the supposed “experts” not know more about these species than they do? I’m a herpetology enthusiast, and I could take a good guess that there are those who would prefer a veterinarian to write articles on snakes than someone who is a hobbyist. I don’t know, it’s not impossible for someone to release an anaconda, they are very easy to obtain. It’s perfectly plausible that the animal died and sunk to the bottom of the lake.

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