A Cambridge woman woke up to a 4-foot snake on Sunday after leaving her window open overnight.

Animal control removed the Colombian Red Tail Boa from the Sherman Street home and took it to the MSPCA-Boston Animal Care and Adoption Center.

“They were able to use a little maneuvering and a pillowcase to capture the snake,” Brian Adams of MSPCA said. “They knew one of our staff members provides foster care for reptiles. They knew the snake would be in good hands here.


Anyone who knows the snake’s owner should call (617) 522-5055.

It’s unclear how the snake got into the woman’s apartment.

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