Northern Indiana police capture pet snake found in street

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Police in Bluffton, Indiana, wrangle a snake found in a street on the night of Sept. 11, 2019. (Photo Provided/Wells County Sheriff’s Office)

BLUFFTON, Ind. (WISH) — Authorities on Wednesday night captured a boa constrictor found on a residential street near a city park, the police chief said.

A citizen called police about 11:40 p.m. Wednesday to report the 6-foot snake.

Bluffton Police Chief Kyle Randall said officers from his department and the Wells County Sheriff’s Office corralled the nonvenomous snake into a pillowcase and turned it over to a local rescue group.

The rescue group told police Thursday that they owner had claimed the pet snake, police said.

Bluffton is a Wells County city of 10,000 people about 75 miles northeast of Indianapolis.

Police work is one of those jobs where you never know what you’re going to get into. Last night, one of our deputies…

Posted by Wells County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 12, 2019

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