July 11, 2018 5:37 pm

Boa constrictor falls from bedroom ceiling, lands on sleeping New York man

A boa constrictor sits in its cage during a press conference at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, Jan. 20, 2010.

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

PULASKI, N.Y. – A central New York man got a rude awakening when a large snake fell from his bedroom ceiling and landed on him while he slept.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says Wednesday that one of its officers responded to a call on June 29 from a man who says a snake had fallen on him while he was sleeping in his apartment in the Oswego County village of Pulaski 56 kilometres north of Syracuse.

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DEC officials say the officer determined a 6-foot-long red-tailed boa constrictor had escaped its enclosure in an apartment. The agency says the snake fell from the ceiling of the downstairs apartment, where it landed on a man sleeping in bed.

The man wasn’t injured.

The snake has been returned to its owner.

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