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16-Foot Frozen Snake Found in Ohio’s Chagrin River

16 foot long frozen snake found

Can you imagine finding a 16-foot frozen snake?

Well, that’s exactly what these fishermen in Ohio found. Check out the full story of the 16-foot frozen snake found in Ohio’s Chagrin River.

Note to readers: it’s worthwhile to mention that although the newscaster in the video below refers to the snake as a “boa constrictor,” boa constrictors don’t tend to get this big. The snake is more likely another type of constrictor, such as a python. If you’re a reader with expertise who can tell us more about this colossal snake, please send us a message on Facebook!

This story is out of my own backyard here in Northeastern Ohio. While fishing, the Chagrin River two steelhead fishermen caught the “catch of a lifetime”: a frozen 16-foot long snake!

Angler Sam Lincoln posted on Instagram pictures of the beast and said this: “When you’re trying to swing up some holiday steel and you don’t catch any fish but you catch a 16-foot constrictor instead.”

While warmer regions like Florida have become overrun with invasive pet snakes, they do not live long when released into the wilds in Ohio’s climate. The errant snake owners should feel very guilty at the death of this huge snake. If you can’t take care of them, give them to an animal shelter. Worse yet, what if that snake would have injured or killed someone over the summer? There are certainly no winners in this story, other than the anglers, who caught one heck of a catch.

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16-Foot Frozen Snake Found in Ohio’s Chagrin River