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Officers responding to ‘vicious animal call’ find creature attached to car, VA cops say

Officers Bruington and Leone found a snake underneath a car, according to their Virginia police department.
Officers Bruington and Leone found a snake underneath a car, according to their Virginia police department. Richmond Police Department

Police officers responding to a “vicious animal call” in Virginia found themselves trying to get a snake from underneath a car, their department posted on Facebook.

Richmond police on Monday shared photos of two officers they say helped wrangle in the animal. Officers P. Bruington and K. Leone were among those who helped out, Lt. Anthony Jackson posted on Twitter.

Capt. Dan Minton posted a photo on Twitter that showed a snake attached to the bottom of a vehicle. The snake was “coiled up under” the car, and it took “a little ingenuity” for officers to get it into their control, according to Richmond police.

The snake was taken to Richmond Animal Care and Control, the city’s animal shelter, police said.

A two-headed copperhead snake was discovered in a garden in northern Virginia, according to JD Kleopfer of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. Kleopfer said two-headed snakes normally don’t live very long in the wild.

“What a night!” the police department posted with the hashtag #neveradullmoment.

The animal encounter wasn’t the only one in Richmond recently. Four baby raccoons were found in a tree that fell during storms Sunday night, WRIC and WWBT report.

Facebook video shows a large rattlesnake slithering through Columbia, SC resident Sandy Peebles' yard.

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