HERRIN, Ill. (WLS) -- Firefighters responded to a very unusual call in the city of Herrin, which is in southern Illinois.
They were called to help rescue a snake trapped within a wall.
We now know it was the family's pet, a 6-foot Boa constrictor.
It apparently escaped from the enclosure and become lodged in the side panel of a kitchen cabinet for about 12 hours.
Firefighters undertook the delicate task of disassembling the cabinet to free the snake and safely return her to her enclosure.