Met Police Capture Snakes

Met Police officers have captured two seven-foot boa constrictor snakes from a park close to a children's playground in East London.

Met Police officers capture boa constrictor

Officers were filmed trying to catch the boa constrictors from some bushes after they were spotted by locals in Plashet Park, East Ham, which has a large children's play area.

The reptiles are not poisonous, although they are dangerous, as they kill their prey by coiling around it and squeezing.

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London snake
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The snakes were taken to a pet shop following the brave rescue operation by PC Simon Furia, who used a stick to lift the reptile into a paper bag.

Watch video of the rescue

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