Massive Snake Falls From Ceiling Onto Sleeping Man

The central New York man got a rude awakening
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 11, 2018 7:00 PM CDT
6-Foot Boa Constrictor Falls From Ceiling Onto Sleeping Man
A boa constrictor seized in Southern California is pictured here in 2014.   (AP Photo/San Diego County Department of Animal Services)

A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept, per the AP. The state Department of Environmental Conservation says one of its officers responded to a call on June 29 from a man who says a snake had fallen on him while he was sleeping in his apartment in the Oswego County village of Pulaski, 35 miles north of Syracuse.

DEC officials say the officer determined a 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor had escaped its enclosure in an apartment. The agency says the snake fell from the ceiling of the downstairs apartment, where it landed on a man sleeping in bed. The man wasn't injured. "The snake, which is legal to possess in New York, was reunited with its owner," the DEC said in a statement.

(Read more boa constrictor stories.)

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