June 15, 2009
Teen finds boa in NYC apartment
A New York teenager said a battle of wits with a boa constrictor that wandered into his family's home ended with police nabbing the snake in a pillowcase.
Kareem Lewis, 18, said he woke up at about 10 a.m. Sunday, while his mother was in church, and came face to face with the mean looking -- but non-venomous -- snake, the New York Post reported Monday.
The snake was just staring at me,Lewis said.
I started to panic when he started to slither at me.
Lewis said he dialed 911 and stared the reptile down until police arrived and captured it in a pillow case. The snake was turned over to animal control officers.
The teenager said he does not know how the snake got into his family's first-floor apartment, but he guessed it may have slithered in a window.