Even three-metre-long boa constrictor was all stressed out when suspected illegal cannabis grow left in the cold and dark

Growth op

Two dogs and four snakes, including a boa constrictor measuring three metres long, were the fortunate recipients of two U.K. police officers who were checking on a property that a tipster suspected was housing an illegal cannabis grow. Police Constable Richie Robinson and Police Community Support Officer Mark Ballinger of the Cleveland Police were checking out the property,  notes a statement Wednesday from police. First, police stumbled upon an illegal cannabis grow op. Then, they found a carpet python protecting it Cannabis, spiders and snakes, oh my: Police get more than they bargain for during raid of home Three kangaroos, two zebras and $150 million of illegal cannabis seized by York Regional Police The duo didn’t find any weed and the statement does not mention if there was any sign of related activity (police services in the U.K. have been very open about soliciting public tips about suspected grow-ops). What the two officers did discover, however, were the abandoned dogs and snakes, including the boa constrictor that was being housed “in a substandard vivarium under hoardings and rubbish,” according to the police. “It took a while to sort as the snakes were stressed as they had no electric to keep them warm, so we knew we needed to act quickly,” Ballinger says in the statement. It was no problem getting the dogs to a nearby vet, but the snakes presented more of a challenge. “Richie safely got the smaller snakes into bags, but it wasn’t an easy task as handling snakes isn’t something we’re prepared for or used to,” Ballinger says. The officers put the snakes in the back of the police van and the vivarium had to be made more secure before driving the big snake to its destination. “It’s not something we would ordinarily do, but it felt…

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