Family's pet boa constrictor slithers away in Tequesta

TEQUESTA, FL (WFLX) - Police in Tequesta are asking residents to keep pets and children close by after a boa constrictor was reported missing.

The snake is seven to eight feet in length and was last seen in the area of Tequesta Drive between Seabrook Road and Riverside Drive.

Police say the snake was being kept at 400 Tequesta Drive and is black, tan and brown in color.

The boa can climb trees and the owner claims it is friendly.

It was last fed Thursday.

It's suspected the snake slipped its caged which is located on a back screened enclosed porch.

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