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Student finds boa constrictor waiting for her in Hamilton College dorm room

August 31, 2018 - 12:33 pm
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CLINTON, NY (1010 WINS) -- It's the time of year when college kids settle into their dorms.

Sometimes roommates don't totally get along. That was the case at Hamilton College in upstate Clinton where a young woman discovered that she was sharing her room with a 5 ft snake.

She found it behind her refrigerator, and was very, very upset, according to the director of campus safety.

The snake is believed to be a boa constrictor. A worker at the school was able to remove it. The snake was then turned over to a wildlife center where they say it was placed in a 30 gallon aquarium with a heavy lid.

It turns out the snake belongs to another student who promised to reclaim it and take it home.