A snake at a gas station startled workers and patrons in northern New Jersey Thursday morning.
The roughly 5-foot black and white snake slithered by the sign at the Hess station in Elmwood Park around 7 a.m.
Station manager Rene Esseya told The Record newspaper he researched the snake on his phone and it looked like a black rat snake from Alabama.
Officials removed the snake.
It's unclear where the snake came from. A pet store is nearby.
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