Firefighters rescue a 6-foot-long hose stuck in a kitchen cabinet for 12 hours. View photos


Firefighters rescue a 6-foot-long hose stuck in a kitchen cabinet for 12 hours.  View photos

The snake was returned safely to its enclosure with more secure measures.

Two firefighters in the United States successfully rescued a 6-foot pet boa constrictor after it escaped from its enclosure and got stuck in the side panel of a kitchen cabinet. The City of Herrin Fire Department said two units responded to a home after receiving a report Wednesday morning of a pet boa constrictor stuck in a wall. The snake, named Nagini, had been stuck on the side panel of a kitchen cupboard for about 12 hours.

The firefighters took the cupboard apart so the owner could get the hose. The snake was returned safely to its enclosure with more secure measures.

”Truck 1 and Car 1 responded to a report of a pet snake stuck in a wall this morning. Upon arrival, crews found that Nagini (a 6 foot Boa) had been stuck in the side panel of a kitchen cabinet for approximately 12 hours after escaping her enclosure. FFs Lamb and Blake were able to disassemble the cabinet allowing the owner to retrieve the hose. There was no damage to the property and Nagini was returned safely to her enclosure,” the City of Herrin Fire Department wrote while sharing a few photos of the rescue on Facebook.

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In the comments section, the department added: ”The picture of the cabinet is from the side, it’s much bigger than it looks. In addition, the owner had approx. 15 pound weight on top and the snake pushed it off. Have taken extra measures now.”

After the rescue, the snake’s owner told Lorelei Hills Kfvs12, ”I am so incredibly grateful to the Herrin Fire Department that I would just love to shout them out, they are amazing. I wasn’t sure if they were going to help or if I was going to be charged for it or not, but they just came, were super aware of it, were very calm – which I felt kept me calm.”

In particular, boa constrictors are large, nonvenomous snakes found in tropical South America and parts of Central America that are often kept as pets in some households, according to Newsweek.

In a similar snake rescue incident, a The Eastern Brown Snake was seen hiding inside a bathroom scale in a house in Australia. A video of the rescue was shared on Facebook by the Barossa Reptile Service, which shows a snake catcher opening the scale, causing the reptile to slide out of it. The catcher then held the snake with his bare hands and placed it in a black bag to take it safely out of the house.

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