Looks like he got a freebie!
A man from Clearwater, Florida, USA called the police after he found a massive 5ft snake hiding inside his brand new sofa.
The Clearwater Police Department shared the news on the internet and confirmed that a man did find a 5-foot boa constrictor inside their couch.
The police department shared pictures of the snake with the police officers holding it.
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They said in a post: “Snakes alive. Here’s a call you don’t see every day. A resident at Marilyn Pines called this afternoon because he’s got a snake in his condo and it’s hiding in his couch.”
In the post, the police explained what happened.
They said their officers had to carry the newly bought sofa outside the house to find the hiding snake. Once it was located, the police officers carefully extracted it from the sofa.
They added in the post: “It was easily 5-feet-long and was taken to a local pet store after being plucked from the couch.”
According to the post, the couch that the snake was hiding in was newly bought.
The post explained: “The man just got the couch the other day and he thinks the snake was hiding in the couch when it came to his house.”
The good thing is that no one was injured in the incident.
The police also noted in the post that the snake that was found inside the couch is not venomous.
According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the snakes are bought from Central and South America primarily as house pets.
In case you find one inside your house, it is likely that it managed to escape the premises of its owner.
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