Badly wounded boa constrictor found in Amsterdam container

It’s not often you feel bad for a snake, but this is one of those times. A badly wounded boa constrictor was found in an underground container in Amsterdam on Tuesday. It was found by a garbage collector, according to Dierenhulpdienst Nederland. 

The snake had a complicated double fracture in its lower jaw, and several broken and bruised ribs. It has been cleaned and has received antibiotics. However, it is too injured to recover and will be put to sleep this Thursday, reports.

The garbage collector found the snake on Tuesday when he was attempting to dump some new trash, and saw something move in the container. The snake had probably been dumped in the container and been there for some time before it was discovered.

Sadly, boa constrictors are quite regularly abandoned like this: they are often bought when they are young and small, and then grow too large to manage. They often live for 25 to 30 years.

What would you do if you stumbled across a boa constrictor while putting your trash out? Are you scared of snakes? Let us know in the comments below!

Feature Image: Esteban Alzate/Wikimedia Commons. 

Ailish Lalor
Ailish was born in Sydney, Australia, but grew up by a forest in south-east Ireland, which she has attempted to replace with a living room filled with plants in The Hague. Besides catering to her army of pannenkoekenplantjes, Ailish spends her days convincing her friends that all food is better slightly burnt, plotting ways to hang out with dogs and cats, and of course, writing for DutchReview.


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