Eight-foot boa constrictor acts as roadblock to couple's home

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An 8-foot boa constrictor made itself comfortable on the front doorstep of a home in the Clermont area. (Lake County Fire Rescue)

The 'welcome mat' that turned up in one Florida community acted more like an unwelcome guest by turning into a major door-stopper.

An eight-foot boa constrictor showed up at the front door to a couple's home in the Clermont area. The residents couldn't get inside their home, according to Lake County Fire Rescue.

The department's Venom 2 Unit responded to capture the snake and hand it over to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.