Man In Hot Water For Walking Huge Boa Around Park

Story By: Amanda MoralesSub-Editor: Michael Leidig, Agency: Central European News

The Spanish police are investigating a man for exercising his two-metre-long boa constrictor in a public park.

The police in the city of Vitoria in the province of Alava in the northern Spanish region of Basque Country received a complaint about a man exercising a large snake in Arriaga Park at around 7pm on 13th July.

Officers visited the scene and soon found the 32-year-old man in the park with his huge boa constrictor imperator.


As seen in the photo, the snake is salmon-coloured and around two-metres (6.6 feet) long.

It was verified that the animal had a chip and is registered with CITES, the Spanish authority on the international trade of threatened species of wild fauna and flora.

The police are currently establishing whether the snake owner has the necessary permit for owning this type of animal in Spain.

The local authorities are also reviewing whether exercising a snake in public can be considered an offence and under which circumstances such an animal should be allowed on the street.

The unnamed man was allowed to take his boa home, where he also has another snake, as the investigation continues.

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