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Large sleeping boa rescued from busy Cancun roadway

Cancun, Q.R. — A large boa snake that was spotted on a busy roadway in Cancun has been rescued and placed back into the jungle.

On Saturday night, passersby called authorities to report a coiled boa on Kabah Avenue. For fear of the reptile being run over, authorities were called to remove and relocate the snake.

Photo: Noticaribe

While firemen were reported to be on their way, the lane was closed while a transit driver was able to coax the snake to move off the road. The large boa, who was measured at 3 meters long, was safely returned to the jungle.

It is common for snakes to seek out the heat of the roadways during the cool night hours.

In January, a man also called for assistance when he found a large female boa sleeping on the engine of his car in central Cancun. She too, was rescued and returned to the jungle.