The Suffolk County SPCA received a call to assist in the search for a missing nine-foot anaconda at the end of the street off Bay Avenue West, Hampton Bays, that escaped from the owner’s property in the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 16.
Detectives from the Suffolk County SPCA, five members of Blue Knights One, a law enforcement motorcycle club, and Southampton Town Police responded to the location in an attempt to locate the snake.
The green anaconda is a non-venomous constrictor, but it may bite if frightened. It is most likely to move around during dawn or dusk and would seek cool, dark places to hide, especially with the high heat of the day. It might seek to hide under decks, garages, or sheds, and will most likely curl into a ball. Anacondas don’t usually travel far from where they live, so it is most likely still in the immediate area.
Anyone who sees this snake, do not approach or attempt to capture but immediately call the Suffolk County SPCA at 631-382-7722 or Southampton Town Police at 631-728-3400 and please note the exact location.
Use caution leaving your small pets outdoors unattended.