Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

In this Sept. 13, 2014 photo released by the Nampa Police Dept., animal control officer Kimberly Mink holds a boa constrictor that went missing and was found in Nampa, Idaho. (AP Photo/Nampa Police Dept.)

NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.

Trinity didn’t appear to have traveled far after being spotted Sunday in the garage that holds the snake’s cage.

Jittery neighbors with small pets and children went on alert after the owner reported to Nampa police on Saturday that the snake disappeared Friday afternoon and hadn’t eaten for three weeks.

The owner says he plans to buy a better cage.

The snake’s capture comes after a venomous cobra raised concerns earlier this month when it got loose and roamed a California neighborhood for days before being caught.

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