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Fears huge boa constrictor on the loose near Sydney could snatch a small child – as snake catchers step up their search to find it before it KILLS A 2.5metre snake went missing last Wednesday in Silverdale, New South Wales The snake's freshly-shed skin was hanging from wooden planks at a property The NSW Government has warned residents to not approach the deadly reptile 

By Kelsey Wilkie and Sahar Mourad For The Daily Mail

Published: 01:09 BST, 15 October 2019 | Updated: 01:09 BST, 15 October 2019

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The search for a huge boa constrictor has been ramped up as fears have been raised that it could snatch a small child.

The 2.5metre snake went missing last Wednesday in the Cascades area of Silverdale, on Sydney's south-western outskirts.

A contractor found the snake's freshly-shed skin hanging from wooden planks at a property on Torumba Circuit.

The reptile's fresh shed skin was found hanging from wooden planks at a property on Torumba Circuit

The reptile's fresh shed skin was found hanging from wooden planks at a property on Torumba Circuit

Sean Cade, from Australian Snake Catchers, has joined the search for the deadly serpent after NSW Government warned residents to not approach the deadly reptile.

Speaking to The Today Show on Tuesday, he stressed the snake is a threat to pets, wildlife and even children. 

BOA CONSTRICTORS 
Considered to be one of the world's largest snake species  Non-venomous and has an arrow-shaped head Ranges widely with tan, green, red and yellow colouration combinations  Distinctive patterns on the body, of jagged lines, ovals, diamonds and circles  Reach sexual maturity around 3 to 4 years of age and can live up to 30 years 

Source: NSW Government 

'This is a two and a half metre snake and its sort of the thickness of my calf muscle, and I don't have skinny legs by any means. It is quite

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