Animal control officials capture large snake found in Hartford home (WFSB)
Large snake found in Hartford home (Hartford police)
HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -
Hartford police said the large snake that was found inside a kitchen in Hartford on Wednesday morning has been returned to its owner.
The snake was found in the kitchen of a home on Deerfield Avenue in Hartford, police said.
"When I saw this thing, I nearly fainted,” Kim Walker, of Hartford, said.
Neighbors rushed to help the homeowner and called 911. Animal control officers arrived at the house quickly and were able to capture the snake.
"I been on this street 50 years...I never seen that,” Doug Walker, of Hartford, said.
The discovery scared the entire neighborhood.
"I didn't think it was that big. I ran, I screamed when I saw it,” Kim Walker said.
While police initially called the snake a Boa constrictor, Eyewitness News viewers were quick to point out that the markings on the snake in the photo were consistent with those of a ball python.
Police later said it may be a ball python.
The snake was placed in a temporary home while authorities searched for its owner.
"It was trying to move around," Doug Walker said. "And I'm like 'wow that's somebody's pet. That's no wild animal.'"
Just after 2 p.m., police said the snake, who is named Bertha, was returned to its home on Lennox Street, which is 2/10 of a mile away from where it was located. The owner said he didn't realize the snake was missing.
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