DARTMOUTH, MASS. (WHDH) - The Dartmouth police department tweeted a video of an officer getting ready to catch a 6-foot long Boa constrictor.

The snake was found on Memorial Avenue Friday night.

Dartmouth PD said they believe it is an escaped pet. If the snake’s owner does not come forward, the reptile will be claimed by a reptile rescue organization and used for educational exhibits. The snake’s owner could also face animal cruelty charges.

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