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WATCH: Police Catch Snakes By Children's Park

Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Police were called to capture two seven-foot snakes from a park in East London, close to a children's playground.

Officers were filmed trying to catch the boa constrictors from some bushes after they were spotted by locals in Plashet Park, East Ham, which has a large children's play area.

The reptiles are not poisonous, although they are dangerous, as they kill their prey by coiling around it and squeezing.

London snake
Picture: YouTube

The snakes were taken to a pet shop following the brave rescue operation by PC Simon Furia, who used a stick to lift the reptile into a paper bag.