Stillwater woman finds 7-foot snake on her deck [PHOTO]

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Courtesy of Camille Kiolbasa via the Pioneer Press
Talk about a rude awakening!
-- Update at bottom --

A Stillwater family's Wednesday morning took a turn for the surreal when a man went out to his back deck and Holy shit! There's a 7-foot snake!

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Camille Kiolbasa snapped a photo of the snake at her 7 River Heights Drive home before DNR officials arrived. It's visible at the top of this post.

Stillwater police are asking for the snake's owner to come forward and claim it, the Pioneer Press reports. And for God's sake, do a better job keeping track of the thing next time around.

:::: UPDATE ::::

A Fox 9 report provides more information:
At 5 a.m., the homeowner wandered onto his deck, believing he saw a simple roll of paper towels his kids left outside, went to remove the mess -- and it moved. Upon switching on a light, the object was clearly a snake and the man called 911.

By the time the herpetologist arrived, the snake had wrapped itself on the lattice and railing of the deck, and the herpetologist was bitten twice during the removal. However, potential for bites is part of the deal when holding such an occupation, and she was not harmed.

Police said neighbors do not know of any nearby snake owners. The snake is now safe at the Minnesota Herpetological Society, part of the Bell Museum of Natural History in Minneapolis.

If not claimed, the snake will be up for adoption or auction after Sept. 5 or 6.
One interesting thing to note is that while the PiPress is reporting that the snake is seven feet long, Fox is going with a more modest five feet. Here's what Twin Cities blogger Paul Merrill had to say about that: :::: UPDATE II ::::

The Pioneer Press's Mary Divine is reporting that the snake is actually a boa constrictor, not a python: -- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.

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John Zellie
John Zellie

I agree, yikes, having a snake is insane, I should know, had one in the 60's. It got bit by a mouse I was trying to feed it an died.

KLincicum56
KLincicum56

This is a Red Tailed Boa, not a Burmese Python. Boas are quite docile and calm where Pythons tend to be a bit more aggressive. .... Also, it was found to be five feet long, not seven feet. Bad reporting to say the least.

swmnguy
swmnguy topcommenter

If the damned thing were on my deck in Minnesota, I wouldn't care if it were a python or a boa constrictor.  What it is is not supposed to be there.  If we have to put up with it being butt-ass cold half the year, and we still get 7-foot snakes near our domiciles, the deal's off as far as I'm concerned.

ButcherBaker
ButcherBaker

Boa or python, there's a difference, but for my purposes, it doesn't really matter. The thought of one of those things slithering through my backyard creeps me out exponentially. 


Now if it were a 7-foot trouser snake, that would garner national attention.

yeah
yeah

Yeah but it didn't want none because she didn't got buns hon

Erik Douglas
Erik Douglas

People need to get their stories straight. I just read an article that said it was 5 feet.

Dee Finkelson
Dee Finkelson

ugh... dont like any snake! My kids are not afraid of garter snake but i hate all snakes. If i found that 5 or 7 ft snake I gotta do what i gotta do. Killing mode is on !

Travis Hockert
Travis Hockert

I'd talk to all of her 'enemies' as well. Odds are they had something to do with this.

Thomas Zocher
Thomas Zocher

I suppose it's better than finding an unknown 7 foot penis in your bed? Okay...that was weird...I know.

Mary Ledingham
Mary Ledingham

Bang!...bang, bang, bang! I'll repair the deck later ;)

tawardrope
tawardrope

Except, that's a boa constrictor.

Kathy Drews
Kathy Drews

should have had a collar and tags. haha.

Jeff Duffney
Jeff Duffney

Why do you have a picture of a boa then?

robert.moffitt
robert.moffitt

Is that a 7 ft. python on your deck or are you just happy to see me?

sweetcorrinne
sweetcorrinne

@KLincicum56  This is not a red tail boa...she is a common boa. I am the proud owner of this girl. She is 7 feet long. Had her checked out at the vet. 

dnelson322
dnelson322

@Dee Finkelson  youre an ignorant asshole, its people like you that demonize these misunderstood creatures. Why don't you take time to educate yourself instead of just killing everything you fear!

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