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Snake on the loose in Portsmouth

A boa constrictor is missing in Portsmouth Credit: Phil Noble/Press Association

A boa constrictor has been confirmed missing in Portsmouth.

Hampshire Police went to a house in Furze Lane, Eastney after a report of a missing snake on Thursday, July 25.

The RSPCA and Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service also went to the scene.

The owner has been located by police and the snake was assessed as posing a low risk to members of the public.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: "An animal rescue specialist from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service attended. A thermal imagery camera was used to try to find the snake.

"It is believed the snake may be in nearby hedgerow."