Nest of snakes found in Washington sewer pipe

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Associated Press

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Updated Friday, Jun 13 at 3:01 AM

WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — A nest of live snakes was discovered in a Washington state sewer pipe when a contractor ran a video camera down the line.

City Engineer Gary Owen told The Wenatchee World (http://bit.ly/1ld2Jgu) he thought there were a half-dozen snakes or more. It's hard to tell from the video, but Owen thinks they were bull snakes, possibly pets someone flushed down a toilet.

The snakes might have tried to exit the sewer through toilets, but Owen says the snakes were sealed off and entombed when a new liner was put in the sewer pipe.

The snakes were spotted May 15 in a recessed area of the pipe about 150 feet from a manhole. Owen says there was no way they could have been rescued.

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Information from: The Wenatchee World, http://www.wenatcheeworld.com

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