Planet of the Snakes?

Courtesy Dana Baker

Allow me, on behalf of the community at large and ophidiophobics everywhere, to thank San Joaquin Delta College police officer and ┬áPIO Jim Bock for dealing with this little problem at Delta’s new math and science building last week.

It seems this 6-foot-long Colombian red-tail boa constrictor managed to pop the screen cover off of its glass terrarium and escape.

School wasn’t yet in session, and students weren’t around, so the snake went unnoticed until a custodian spotted it, according to Delta police Sgt. Mario Vasquez.

The custodian called police. Fortunately, Bock, in addition to being a heckuva nice guy, also appears to be a skilled snake wrangler.

The boa was recaptured. Vasquez said he believed the snake was then taken home by its owner, a laboratory instructor, though he wasn’t absolutely certain of that.

In the end, all is well. Delta’s sparkling new $40 million building has not been infiltrated by serpents, and humans remain the sentient species on Earth.

For now…

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