'Snakey' the 7-foot boa recovered in Swarthmore

Photo by Bill Titus, Swarthmore Fire Department

Rest easy, Swarthmoreans. You can stop checking under your bed at night. Bring the family back from "vacation."

Police report that the escaped 7-foot boa constrictor was recovered around 1:30 p.m. today on the 300 block of Vassar Avenue.

The pet snake – appropriately and brilliantly named "Snakey" – "appeared to be healthy," said police Chief Brian Craig. It had escaped from its owners on Aug. 11.

Nobody was bitten or strangled to death.