Sunday, 17 July 2016

Woman finds 8-foot snake under her car, SUV in Kingston

Posted by Anup Baral July 17, 2016 :
A woman saw a large snake slither into the undercarriage of her SUV, a herpetologist and bystander managed to remove and rescue the boa constrictor. A woman in Pennsylvania found a stowaway in the chassis of her car, an eight-foot-long boa constrictor. When Katie Hauer saw the slithering reptile under her vehicle, a snake expert and a tow truck driver were called in for help. The two men went under the car to grapple with the snake, which was taken to be treated by experts. The boa is expected to be okay. A woman from Luzerne County may have taken a ride with an unusual passenger on Thursday -- an 8-foot-long boa constrictor! Katie Hauer found the slithering surprise near her SUV in a Kingston parking lot.

The elaborate rescue effort was caught on camera by our fearless Photojournalist Lonnie Miller. A herpetologist, someone who studies reptiles and amphibians, was called to the scene. The vehicle was raised off the ground, and for 45 minutes, the expert wrestled with the snake. The snake was placed into a container and loaded into a truck. The herpetologist told Eyewitness News the boa constrictor is likely someone's lost pet, but he was still looking for the owner.

Guide of the month: January 2018

Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.

Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.