Two residents of Ciel-sur-Mer, near Tréport, in Seine-Maritime, discovered the body of a boa constrictor 3.5 meters. The elderly couple were on a stroll at the mill dam when they made their unusual discovery.
The Actu.fr site reports that it was Michèle Choquart, 81, who fished out the huge snake, which would be a boaconstrictor, which is not poisonous to humans. This species of snake is usually between 1.5 and 3.5 meters long and weighs between 6 and 16kg, with records at 4 meters for 40 kg. Boa constrictors do not naturally live in Normandy, they come from Central and South America, as well as the West Indies.
The octogenarian couple had a good reflex: they directly called the gendarmerie, who did not wish to make the trip. They then called the fire department. who told them to put the body back in the water. The couple complied, the body odor being difficult to bear.