Woman discovers boa constrictor living inside second-hand couch

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Boa constrictor found inside a second-hand couch. (Photo Credit: Phil Dawson/WZZM)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Perhaps Holly Wright will go the old-fashioned route and simply buy a couch the next time she wants a comfortable place to sit. Wright told TV station WZZM that the couch she found for free on a curbside sat inside her bedroom for two months. That is until she and her boyfriend discovered a boa constrictor was living under the cushions.

Wright told WZZM reporter Phil Dawson that when they initially looked at the couch, everything appeared to be fine. They had inspected under the cushions, cleaned it and hadn’t seen anything to give them pause.

Then came the discovery this past weekend. She said the snake emerged and appeared to be lethargic. The snake wasn’t menacing, but Wright and her boyfriend tore the side off the couch and removed it.

The couple intended to consult an animal expert so that it could be revived to full health, but the snake died before they could do anything. While some may have been frightened by the experience, it left Wright feeling something of a sad void.

“Funny, my room almost feels a little empty now. It’s been really sad, actually, to realize all this time I was in proximity to that animal that was probably suffering,” Wright told WZZM.

She left the couch out for trash pickup with the words “Do Not Pick Up” spray painted along the back cushions.

WATCH: Phil Dawson’s report on YouTube

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