Lancashire

Missing Skelmersdale snake found in owner's house

Boa constrictor
The snake, believed to be a boa constrictor, was reported missing by its owners on Tuesday

An 8ft (2.4m) snake, believed to be a boa constrictor, has been found after going missing in a Lancashire town.

The snake was reported missing by its owners in Skelmersdale at 09:30 BST on Tuesday, but was found "safe and well" in their home.

Experts warned the reptile, which doesn't like noise, may have gone to find somewhere to sleep.

The species, commonly found in tropical forests in South America, can grow up to three metres (9.8ft) long.

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