The initial report of the snake was sent in with this photo. https://t.co/vk9VrFMNU0 pic.twitter.com/BJ3JrwIKAC— Pgh Public Safety (@PghPublicSafety) April 8, 2021
April 9 (UPI) -- Police in Pennsylvania said a large snake photographed slithering through a tree in a public park is believed to be a non-venomous species.
Pittsburgh Public Safety said Thursday that the snake had been photographed in a tree by a member of the public along a trail in Frick Park.
Police, animal control officers and Pittsburgh Park Rangers were summoned to the park Thursday to search for the serpent.
The city said in a later update that experts at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium reviewed the photo of the reptile and believe it to be a black rat snake, a non-venomous species that is native to Pennsylvania but is not often seen in the Frick Park area.