facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Snake rescued from N.J. road

Oct. 16, 2012 at 3:33 PM   |   Comments

SALEM, N.J., Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said they caught a large black rat snake spotted crossing a road and released it in a nearby semi-wooded area.

Salem police said the snake, which was at least 5 feet in length, was spotted crossing a road around 2:30 p.m. Monday and they were called to the scene by a passerby who threw a cloth over the animal and carried it to an outside wall of the nearby Spirit Life Fellowship Church, Today's Sunbeam, Salem, reported Tuesday.

Police said the snake was in a coiled position when Police Chief John Pelura III arrived on the scene and grabbed the reptile with a gloved hand as a helper pinned the snake's head down with a broom.

The snake wrapped itself around the chief's wrists and allowed itself to be carried to a semi-wooded area behind the church, where it was released.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Notable deaths of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza Teen admits rubbing scrotum on customer's pizza
2
Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll Welsh mom complains of swearing Barbie doll
3
Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish Brain tumor removed from Australian goldfish
4
Homeless man gets women to take him home Homeless man gets women to take him home
5
Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop Beer festival features brew made with weasel poop
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback