A Forestry Department employee Wednesday removed a ‘huge’ snake from the Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) property at Union, it has been reported.
WASCO’s Communications and Marketing Officer, Cherry Ann Williams, told St Lucia Times that after a video of the reptile was posted on social media last night, the company launched an investigation to determine whether the snake was still on the premises.
Williams said a worker was able to locate the creature which was hidden under a concrete slab near a storage container.
She told St Lucia Times that forestry officials were summoned and removed the snake.
“People were quite in shock because of the sheer size of the snake that was found,” the WASCO official recalled.
“We were able to allay fears of our staff in regard to their safety and security on the premises because as you would image, there would be some measure of discomfort when a reptile like a snake is found on the premises,” she stated.
“The staff seem to be okay for the time being, but we cannot say for sure that there aren’t any more snakes on the premises,” Williams told St Lucia Times.
She said as a result, WASCO will invite the Forestry Department to do a ‘complete sweep’ of the premises ‘just to be on the safe side’ to ensure there is no threat to workers and any possibility of an incident occurring in the future.
Williams said the forestry officials identified the boa constrictor that they removed from the WASCO premises as a female.