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The stolen boa constrictor has been found

Is that a snake in your pocket, or are you just thieving a varmint?

Owners of the Tye-Dyed Iguana exotic pet store released this surveillance video that they said shows a man taking a Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor Thursday from a tank in their store O'Fallon, IL. They are offering a $100 reward for its retu
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Owners of the Tye-Dyed Iguana exotic pet store released this surveillance video that they said shows a man taking a Colombian red-tailed boa constrictor Thursday from a tank in their store O'Fallon, IL. They are offering a $100 reward for its retu

Police have made arrests in connection with a boa constrictor stolen from local pet shop Tye-Dyed Iguana Reptiles.

According to the business’ Facebook, the snake was recovered and the “thieves” were arrested.

“We will be pressing charges,” part of the post read. “Let this be a lesson to any would-be thieves out there. And to all of you that helped with the apprehension of these guys - THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!”

Earlier on Friday, Matt Smallheer, who owns the pet shop with his wife, said the snake has a retail value of about $100 — he had surveillance footage showing a man taking the snake and putting it in his pants pocket.

He offered $100 to anyone with information about the snake.

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