Boa Constrictor Eats Whole Pigeon On Busy London Street

by : UNILAD on : 05 Aug 2018 12:44

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It’s fair to say, walking down the high street nowadays in major cities, can be an eye-opening experience, to say the least.

Apart from the buskers, and the unusual characters you may spot, there’s always something, or someone, who leaves a lasting impression on you – not always for a good reason though.

Spare a thought for one woman who, yesterday (August 4), saw a huge boa constrictor snake as she walked down a busy street in the UK’s capital, London.

Snake LondonSnake LondonRachel Garland/Facebook

It wasn’t just the fact she saw a snake – which I imagine would be pretty alarming to a Saturday shopper – but the fact it was devouring an entire pigeon, in one big mouthful.

Now, I know most of you don’t like pigeons – a lot of people I know call them ‘flying rats’ – but still, this is pretty gruesome and I wouldn’t want to bare witness to such a thing.

I get that it’s nature, and it’s natural, and it’s the snake’s instinct, but this is London – I’d be prepared for it if I was planning on partaking on an epic adventure in the Amazon, but not when I’m enjoying the weekend and walking to a local bookies to put on my accumulator! Flippin’ eck!

Rachel uploaded the video to a Facebook group entitled, ‘Sh*t London’ at around 6.30pm yesterday evening.

At the time of writing, it’s garnered quite a bit of attention – understandably so – receiving over 40,000 views and over 400 comments.

One commenter jokingly (I hope) said:

What the f*ck!!!!!!! The temperature is officially tropical!!! ?? We could also use them all around the city to fix the problem with pigeons!!! [sic]

Somebody should tell to the mayor!!! ???? [sic]


While another stated:

F*ck sake this heatwave better not have bought the tropical wildlife with it!

Another Facebook user wrote:

I fully support this new measure to control the skyrat population [sic]

The RSPCA are said to have confirmed the boa was rescued and taken to a nearby wildlife centre, report The Sun.

RSPCA inspector, Rebecca Benson, said:

I’m very keen to find out how he came to be in such a dangerous situation.

Exposed like that on a street could have meant anything might have happened to him – he could have been run over by a car or attacked by another animal.

It might be that he is an escaped pet, or more worryingly, someone may have deliberately dumped him and left him to fend for himself.

Either way, anybody with any information can give me a call in complete confidence on our inspector’s appeal line by phoning 0300 123 8018.

I’ve heard of snakes on a plane, but snakes on a high street? Hmmmmm.

I guess this is a lesson to us all – be careful when you’re out and about.


Fingers crossed the snake is doing well at the wildlife centre – I can’t imagine the streets of London were ideal for him/her.

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Topics: Animals


Sh*t London/Facebook and 1 other
  1. Sh*t London/Facebook

    This morning on Leytonstone High Road

  2. The Sun

    HISS OF DEATH Incredible moment a boa constrictor swallows a whole pigeon on a busy London street as shoppers look on in horror