PLAQUEMINES PARISH, LA (WVUE) - Deputies with the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office say that a 9-foot snake that is believed to be a Boa Constrictor was accidentally killed Tuesday, October 4.
According to the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Department, deputies received a call from a Plaquemines Parish Government grass cutting crew in Davant Park about a reptile that was killed when it was struck by a lawn mower's blade.
The snake was later identified by scientists with the Audubon Nature Institute in New Orleans.
Authorities are not sure how the snake ended up in the area but they believe that it may have been someone's pet that escaped or was released into the wild.
The Sheriff's office wants to remind residents that they should never approach animals in the wild and they should call 911 if spotted.