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Snakes falling out of trees in Adams Morgan park

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Some children were playing in a DC park last Thursday when witnesses say snakes fell out of the trees. DC Police took a call around 11:40am on May 23rd from a resident describing black snakes falling out of trees onto a playground area.

It happened at Walter Pierce Park on 2630 Adams Mill Road according to the Popville.com web site, a neighborhood blog.

Popville.com reports Metropolitan Police Department Sgt. Joseph Perren left a message to the group last week that, while attempting to reassure residents, is still very unnerving:

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 11:40 a.m. a call came in about a couple of snakes that fell out of the trees. When the snakes fell they scared the children, and everyone fled. This was in the playground area. I responded but found no snakes. I caught one small enough to fit inside an empty water bottle I had. It was probably a black rat snake. They are indigenous to trees and the warm weather is drawing them out.

The National Zoo's web site has more on Black Snakes here: http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/Factsheets/Blackratsnake.cfm
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