'Snakey' the 7-foot boa recovered in Swarthmore

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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.

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