Terrifying moment man stumbles across 14ft boa constrictor in a park near GLASGOW
- Jack Carson, 22, had been walking towards Drumry train station in Clydebank
- Offshore worker spotted a 14ft boa constrictor lying on the grass on August 25
- He said he initially thought the reptile was a tree branch and kept a safe distance
A man was given the shock of his life after he stumbled across a 14ft boa constrictor at a park near Glasgow.
Jack Carson, 22, had been walking through a park towards Drumry train station in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, when he spotted the giant snake lying on the grass on August 25.
The offshore worker, who initially thought the reptile was a tree branch, stayed at a safe distance but managed to capture the bizarre sighting on video.
Jack Carson, 22, had been walking through a park towards Drumry train station in Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire, when he saw the 14ft boa constrictor
During the clip, the snake remains motionless on the grass as Mr Carson says: ‘I’m not tripping boys, that’s a big snake.
‘I’m in Drumry. Big massive snake mate.’
Mr Carson said he later noticed a man, believed to be the snake’s owner, laying on the grass enjoying a can of lager around 30-40ft away from the creature.
He said: ‘Me and my girlfriend were walking to Drumry train station and we seen the snake on the grass, thought I was obviously mistaken for a big branch or something but it was a huge snake.
‘I went over but kept my distance and took a photo. There was a guy lying about 30-40ft away drinking a beer but no idea if he had anything to do with the snake.
‘We didn’t know for sure but I thought it was safe to assume at how casual the nearby man was it must have had something to do with him and nothing to be alarmed about.
‘I was just assuming it had something to do with the casual guy sitting with a big can of beer since he was rather chilled out about the huge snake just cutting about.’
The offshore worker is left stunned as he watches the reptile on the grass before saying: ‘That’s a big snake’
Mr Carson, who has received more than 140,000 views after uploading the video, said he kept a safe distance away as he filmed the snake. Pictured: The park near Drumry train station where the snake was spotted
He continued: ‘In hindsight maybe we were a bit too casual. My girlfriend was terrified she wouldn’t go any closer than the other side of the street from it.
‘But I knew if I kept a bit of distance it was safe. We were a few minutes from getting our train so we had to leave pretty sharp!’
Mr Carson has since received more than 140,000 views on social media from shocked viewers.
One user wrote: ‘Just going for a morning stroll.’
While another person commented: ‘When did you land in Australia mate?’
Meanwhile another Twitter user joked: ‘Nagini looking for Voldemort.’
Viewers took to social media to share their thoughts on the shocking footage Mr Carson uploaded