DEC photo: Snake in the ceiling

PULASKI, NY — On June 29, Environmental Conservation Officer Matt Foster responded to an unusual complaint in the village of Pulaski.

The panicked caller reported that a large snake had fallen from the ceiling onto a subject sleeping in his bedroom.

After a brief investigation, the officer determined the six-foot-long Red-Tailed boa constrictor had escaped its enclosure in the apartment above and entered the ceiling.

The snake, which is legal to possess in New York, was reunited with its owner.