Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Police in Madrid said an officer captured a boa constrictor spotted slithering loose through a neighborhood by surprised residents.
Madrid police said Environment Unit officers responded to the neighborhood in the Calle Jose Calvo area when neighbors reported a large snake slithering through their yards.
The 4.75-foot snake was captured safely and taken to Madrid's Wild Animal Recovery Center.
Police determined the snake had escaped from its owner's home through a window. Investigators are looking into whether the snake's owner had the proper permits to keep the exotic animal as a pet.