Boa constrictor skin found in Springfield, snake may be on loose

CLARK COUNTY — Clark County officials are warning residents to be on the lookout for a possible boa constrictor after shed skin of the snake was found in Springfield last week.

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On Friday, officials said the skin was found in the area of Home Road and Wildwood Drive.

“Subsequent communications with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts indicate there is no direct danger to humans or large pets,” the Clark County Combined Health District said in a prepared statement.

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Residents in the area are asked to pay extra attention to small pets and to be on the look out for the large snake. If spotted you are asked to call 937-390-5600 to report the exact location of the sighting.

Constrictor snakes are non-venomous, but can inflict harm, including a bite, the health department said.

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