Authorities hunt for boa constrictor set free by police

AUTHORITIES are searching the Gold Coast after a South American boa constrictor was released by Queensland police officers who wrongly believed it was a harmless python.

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Police were called to The Esplanade at Surfers Paradise on or about March 26 to respond to reports of a large snake spotted at the base of a tree on a footpath.
 


The officers released the reptile into bushland at the Southport Spit, but the incident has since sparked an operation by Biosecurity Queensland officers who said the snake was not a harmless python after all.

The reptile was identified as a two-metre South American boa constrictor, a large predatory snake that could pose a threat to other reptiles and even domestic pets.

Biosecurity Queensland officer Duncan Swan said a team of 12 State Government and Gold Coast City Council officers were scouring the Southport Spit for the reptile.

Read more at ABC News
 

 



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