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Illinois deputies rescue boa constrictor from burning home

Posted: 1:20 PM, Apr 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-01 13:20:09-04

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. — Two Kankakee County Sheriff’s deputies made an unusual rescue last week.

The deputies rushed into a house fire in Bourbonnais – and came out with the homeowner’s pet boa constrictor. The snake was reunited with its owner outside.

“Deputies Hayden and Zirkle ran into a smoke-filled residence to save this reptile earlier this morning (around 2 am). Willing to bet they never thought that task would be on their list of police officer responsibilities. Great job, fellas!”

The Bourbonnais Fire Department said the fire was sparked by an aquarescue boa constrictor rium stand inside the home.

No one was injured.