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Police Gather Up Snake Found Slithering In Washington Square Park

Police take away a snake that was found in Washington Square Park on Sunday, July 20. (Credit: Maya Salam, via Twitter)

Police take away a snake that was found in Washington Square Park on Sunday, July 20. (Credit: Maya Salam, via Twitter)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A snake was spotted slithering around Washington Square Park Sunday, but police got the situation under control.

The two-foot snake was seen around the north side of the park near a bench, prompting terrified visitors to call 911, according to a New York Daily News report.

Police spotted the green and black snake among ferns in the park, and put the snake into a garbage bag and into a box, the newspaper reported.

Twitter user Maya Salam tweeted a photo of NYPD officers grabbing the snake by what looked like both ends.

It was not immediately learned whether the snake was poisonous, the newspaper reported.

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