Missing Salem boa constrictor found in wall of owner's home

Missing Salem boa constrictor found in wall of owner's home
This photograph released by the Marion County Sheriff's Office shows a red tail boa constrictor similar to the one that was missing.

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A 10-foot boa constrictor who got away from its Salem owner has been located — in the wall.

The sheriff's office reported late last month that the owner feared the snake named Nomad had gotten out a second-story window and might be loose in the neighborhood.

So, authorities searched for it and, since boa constrictors crush their prey, urged residents to be mindful of children and pets until it was found.

The sheriff's office said Wednesday it appears the female snake crawled through a hole and stayed inside the wall.

The owners told deputies they'd bought a better cage.