Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Firefighters and police in North Carolina conducted an unusual rescue when a boa constrictor was spotted stranded on the roof of a home.
The High Point Fire Department said Engine 3 responded Thursday to a call for assistance from the High Point Police Department.
Firefighters arrived to find a snake had apparently escaped from its owner and became stranded on the roof of a vacant home.
The firefighters helped an animal control officer get to the roof and bring the red-tailed boa constrictor down to solid ground.
The snake was taken to the Piedmont Reptile Rescue.