Boa constrictor found on Swedish beach

Those taking a bit of sun at a beach in a town northwest of Stockholm on Sunday were a bit surprised when they found a meter-and-a-half long boa constrictor.

The snake turned up in Västerås on Sunday afternoon, and was picked up by police. It is not known how the snake got to the Lögaräng beach. No police report was filed and the snake was dehydrated but healthy. It will be sent to an expert in Ramnäs for identification.

Similar boas can grow to be between three and four meters long. The boa is not poisonous or dangerous to humans, but squeezes the life out of its prey.