The following is the actual and unchanged text of a City of Waco press release sent out Monday detailing the capture of a large snake by Waco Animal Control.
The snake, a Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor was found on the McLennan Community College campus.
ACU Officers secure seven foot slithering serpent at school.
Waco Animal Control Officers were called out this morning to the 1300 block of College drive.
Officers were advised of a large reptile in the yard at the Art Center on the M.C.C. campus
Officers were able to sssssnag the sssssnake and sssssecure it in a sssssafe container.
The snake was approximately ssssseven feet long and was described to be as thick around as a large mans arm.
It has been determined to be a Red-Tailed Boa Constrictor. (Obviously not an indigenous snake for our area)
Once the slithering serpent was securely stuck in a safety cage, the suspect snake was taken to the Waco Zoo for incarceration. The Zoo is planning on keeping the snake for public display.
We sssssincerely hope this will be an example to other serpents to stay secreted sssssafely away.
No students were harmed in the apprehension of this snake.
If they saw it they probably would have the ssssshivers but certainly not harmed.
Booking photo attached to release.