FRIENDLY SNAKE: Jersey The Boa Constrictor

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Jersey from the Blank Park Zoo was hanging around to say hello.  The Boa Constrictor is a recent addition to the animals who live in the Des Moines zoo.

Jersey the snake was a rescue taken out of the wreckage after Hurricane Sandy ripped through the east coast.  When rescuers found Jersey, no one claimed the large snake so she was shipped off to live at the Staten Island Zoo.  Later on, it was decided that the friendly snake would move to Des Moines.

Boa Constrictors can grow to be eight-feet-long and 35-pounds and most of the time are very friendly snakes.  Snakes like Jersey are typically very friendly and energetic around people.