60-pound snake returned to owner after escaping in New Jersey

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

PAULSBORO, New Jersey (WABC) -- A large boa constrictor is back where it belongs after causing some panic in New Jersey.

Paulsboro police posted a picture of the snake on their Facebook page, announcing that it was returned to its owner.

That's after the 60 foot snake was spotted under a porch.

The homeowner called animal control, but by the time they got there it had escaped again.

These snakes are not poisonous, but pet owners were warned it could cause injury and kill small animals.

The good news is the snake was found and reunited with its owner.