Boa Constrictor snake skin found, reptile has not been located

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In this Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 photo, a Boa Constrictors snake is seen at a museum of venomous snakes in Lima, Peru. The government’s National Health Institute has opened a small museum displaying 57 of the venomous reptiles to help people understand them and what to do if bitten.

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) — The shed skin of a Boa Constrictor snake was found on Home Road and Wildwood in Springfield on Friday.

In a statement released by the Clark County Combined Health District, after communicating with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Ohio Department of Agriculture, and Reptilian experts, it is believed that there is no direct danger to humans or large pets.

Constrictor snakes are non-venomous but can cause harm if bitten by one.

Residents in the area are advised to pay close attention to smaller pets and to keep an eye out for any large snakes. If you spot one, do not approach it.

Call the Clark County Combined Health District at (937) 390-5600 with the exact location if you see it.

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