5-Foot-Long Snake Found in Kitchen Sink of Upper West Side Apartment

The NYPD reported a boa constrictor found in an Upper West Side apartment on the morning of June 5.

| 05 Jun 2024 | 03:32

An Upper West Side apartment encountered an unwelcome house guest on the morning of June 5 when a five-foot-long snake crept into the kitchen sink.

A 911 call was made at around 8:00 a.m. according to the NYPD. The police made their way to the home on 140 W. 87th Street, and the snake was removed safely by the ASPCA.

Animal Care Centers of NYC confirmed that the snake was a boa constrictor, an animal illegal to own in NYC, although the police initially misidentified it as a python.

There is an ongoing investigation into the incident, and the NYPD is not yet aware of the circumstances as to how the snake ended up in the kitchen sink. The snake, named Severus by the ACC, has been placed with a foster guardian outside of the city and a police spokesperson said no charges have been filed against anyone in connection with the incident at this point.