Police find a large headless snake body

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The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor), also called the red-tailed or the common boa, with prey caught on an old branch. Big boa with a caught rat by the water.

FORKED RIVER, NJ – During the afternoon of 12/1/2021, the Ocean Township Police Department received a complaint of a deceased snake near the baseball field at Tuomey Park. Ocean Township Patrol Officers and Humane Law Enforcement Officers responded and located a deceased, headless, four foot long snake which sustained additional injuries to it

. The snake appeared to be an exotic pet and not indigenous to this area in the wild. The snake had a gray, brown and black pattern on it and is believed to be a subspecies of boa or python (possibly a red tailed boa). No owner has been identified at this time. Anyone missing a similar snake or with information regarding this snake, please contact Det. Jeremy Samuel at 609-693-4007 (ext. 318) or email jsamuel@twpoceannj.gov.


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