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Eleven-foot boa constrictor found in Constitution Park

By Michelle Sutherland
Staff Reporter

Visitors of the Constitution Park in Belize City were in for a surprise when an 11-foot boa constrictor was found in the park, causing a bit of commotion and piquing the interest of many who recorded the discovery on their phones.

The massive snake was discovered wrapped around a tree in the far corner of the park near the intersection of Cemetery and Magazine Road by a visitor who happened upon the unusual scene around 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning.

It is not known how the snake was able to find its way into the park as locals have reported that they have never seen a snake of such size in the neighborhood, leading them to believe that the animal was transported and disposed of in the vicinity.

Eleven-foot boa constrictor discovered wrapped around tree trunk in Constitution Park in Belize City.

Eleven-foot boa constrictor discovered wrapped around tree trunk in Constitution Park in Belize City.

Some residents in the area reported seeing three men with large bags at the intersection of Cemetery Road and Dolphin Street trying to dispose of something in a nearby drain.

The same three individuals were seen making their way into the park a short time later, where they allegedly disposed of the bag and its content before quickly leaving the area.

Residents theorized that the snake was brought into the city by the men who attempted to sell it to Asian buyers, however, when their catch was rejected they decided to quickly release the snake.

A local snake handler was called in to capture the creature and noted that the snake seemed to have been “domesticated” since it didn’t behave as wild snakes normally do when coming in contact with humans.

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