A snake adds new meaning to the phrase: curling up on the sofa A man in Clearwater, Fla., pulled back the cushions on his sofa to find a five-foot snake. The sofa was carried outside and a red-tailed boa constrictor was extracted.

A snake adds new meaning to the phrase: curling up on the sofa

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. Pull back the cushions on your sofa, and you may find change. With a little luck, you might even find that missing remote. With less luck, you'd be a man in Clearwater, Fla., who pulled back the cushions to find a 5-foot snake. Police responded to his call, and rather than remove the snake from the couch inside, they carried the whole couch outside and extracted a red-tailed boa constrictor. Gives a whole new meaning to curling up on the sofa. It's MORNING EDITION.

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