Boa constrictor falls from ceiling, lands on sleeping man

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PULASKI, N.Y. (AP) - A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation said Wednesday that one of its officers responded to a call on June 29th from a man who says a snake had fallen on him while he was sleeping in his apartment in the Oswego County village of Pulaski, 35 miles north of Syracuse.

DEC officials said the officer determined a 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor had escaped its enclosure in an apartment. The agency said the snake fell from the ceiling of the downstairs apartment, where it landed on a man sleeping in bed.

The man wasn't injured.

The snake has been returned to its owner.



 
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