facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Police capture snake in Conn. intersection

Sept. 11, 2013 at 6:54 PM   |   Comments

MANCHESTER, Conn., Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Connecticut said they captured a 4-foot snake found slithering in the middle of an intersection.

Manchester police said a citizen flagged down an officer around 10 p.m. Tuesday to report the presence of the snake and the officer called for backup and animal control officers to assist him with the capture, The Hartford (Conn.) Courant reported Wednesday.

The snake, estimated at about 4 feet long, was found to be a non-venomous white corn snake and was lured into a barrel. The snake was taken to a Bolton veterinarian and police said they are hoping the owner will come forward and claim the pet.

Officer Jay Wagner said the snake capture was unusual for Manchester police.

"I'm a cop 12 years and I haven't seen this one yet," Wagner said.

© 2013 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
Most Popular
1
Stripper mom of missing child tells cops: 'I have to get on stage'
2
Florida mayor demands police remove man who refused to stand for Pledge of Allegiance
3
Gamers 'prank' each other by calling in real life SWAT team, webcam captures fallout
4
Welsh man sets house on fire while trying to kill spider
5
Georgia fourth grader suspended after bringing Nerf gun to school
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback