Snakes alive! Boa constrictor found in Canadian Tire garden centre

A boa constrictor was found in a shrub this week at a Canadian Tire garden centre. Officials at the store in Richmond Square, Calgary, said the non-venomous snake was spotted by an employee on Monday. Store employee Jen Bishop, who is knowledgeable about snakes, the Calgary Herald reports, made a makeshift home for the snake where it could warm up.

Bishop called a local reptile shop where a customer, also a snake lover, decided to provide a temporary home for the female snake. The shop is looking to reunite the snake with its owner. (Pictured: Boa constrictor. Not the one featured in this story. Source: Hardlines Photo Files, Reptiles Folder. Don’t ask.—Editor.)