CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) — A Florida man called police Saturday afternoon when he found a 5-foot-long red-tailed boa deep inside his new couch, Clearwater police said. In a Facebook post, officers said the man bought the couch days earlier, adding that he believed the snake was hiding in the couch since it was moved inside his home.
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In response, officers temporarily removed the couch from the home and found the snake burrowed deep inside it. They then carefully extracted the snake from its hiding place, adding, “It was easily 5 feet long,” the Facebook caption said.
Authorities said the snake was taken to a local pet store after being plucked from the couch.
Officers also carried the couch back inside the man’s home. “It’s a jungle out there sometimes,” officers said.