On Sept. 26, while on patrol, ECOs Ableson and Goonan received reports of a large snake in Macombs Dam Park next to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
The Officers responded to the location with members of the New York Police Department and discovered a group of onlookers around a five-foot boa constrictor.
The snake had duct tape around its mouth and was likely an abandoned pet. The Officers transported the constrictor to the Animal Care Centers for New York City; the snake was later placed with a rehabilitator.
Macombs Dam Park is in the Concourse section of the Bronx. The park was in the shadow of the old Yankee Stadium when it stood between Jerome Avenue and the Major Deegan Expressway near the Harlem River and the Macombs Dam Bridge.
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Photo of boa constrictor recovered near Yankee Stadium by ECOs provided by DEC.