Submitted by the Bedford Police Department
About 6:25 PM on September 28, Bedford Police officers responded to Shawsheen Road for a report of a large snake in the roadway.
On arrival, officers observed a 4-5 ft Boa Constrictor across the travel lanes of Shawsheen Road. The snake had apparently had been dumped roadside or may have escaped from a nearby residence.
The snake was injured by a passing vehicle and subsequently died.
After consulting with the Massachusetts Environmental Police, a reptile expert was notified and assisted in the removal and storage of the snake.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Bedford Police at 781-275-1212.