Boa Constrictor Falls on New York Man as He Sleeps

The 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor that fell from the ceiling on to a sleeping New York man. Photo: New York Department of Environmental Conservation
The 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor that fell from the ceiling on to a sleeping New York man.

July 11, 2018 04:04 PM

A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that one of its officers responded to a call on June 29 from a man who says a snake had fallen on him while he was sleeping in his apartment in the Oswego County village of Pulaski, 35 miles north of Syracuse.

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DEC officials said the officer determined a 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor had escaped its enclosure in an apartment. The agency says the snake fell from the ceiling of the downstairs apartment, where it landed on a man sleeping in bed.

The man wasn't injured. The snake has been returned to its owner.
 

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