Curious Serpent Found Sleeping In The Washing Machine

Caters_NewsPublished: November 16, 2017
Published: November 16, 2017

A video has emerged of a shocking finding after woman spot a boa constrictor curled up inside her washing machine. Shirley Oliveira, 46, was up for a surreal experience discovering a 8kg snake buried in the appliance after her 18-year-old daughter heard a strange noise coming from the top-loader. This video shows the moment when huge serpent is caught and held by the head, flicking its tongue while being removed from the washing machine.

This mum of two who lives in Salvador, Brazil, informs that her daughter Amanda was going through the backyard of their house around 11 o’clock in the morning, when she shouted and called for her to check the machine because she thought there was something strange inside.
When Shirley opened the lid, she immediately got the fright of her life after realizing there was a snake wrapped around the drum with its head poking out. The snake was huge, with thick and muscular body.

Even though it looks very dangerous, the tan patterned cold-blooded creature is normally harmless to humans.
Shirley called the fire brigade and environmental police but neither service sent a rescue team in hours, so neighbour Rebeca Ainsworth, 23, suggested calling a friend who is a veterinary medicine student, Joao Paulo Ribeiro. He grabbed boa’s head and tried to pull it out of the machine. The serpent was really hard to lift out and it took him over 20 minutes to struggle to remove it.

The family were petrified that if the creature, which is a nocturnal animal, stayed in the washer overnight it could escape while they were asleep and hide elsewhere in the house. The creature was freed unharmed and taken to Bahia Federal University’s Wild and Exotic Animals Clinic (AASE).

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