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Man finds snake in Fla. home and it’s been living there for years

Published: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 @ 7:54 AM
By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

A Florida man found an unusual squatter, make that slitherer, making itself comfortable in the attic of his home, and animal experts say it has been there for years.

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Bob van der Herchen’s son and wife have been complaining that they’ve been hearing something moving in the attic of their Englewood home, WFLA reported.

He finally went up to take a look, and to his surprise found a large boa constrictor. 

A snake trapper was called in and had some bad news for the family. The snake wasn’t a new resident, but had been living there between two to four years. He even found some shed skin, WFLA reported.

He believes that it was someone’s pet at one point and got into their home from a tree branch that was hanging close to the house.