5-Foot Snake Freaks Out NJ Gas Station Customers

It wasn't immediately clear how the snake got to the Elmwood Park station

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    Courtesy of Rene Esseya
    A five-foot snake was found Thursday in a New Jersey gas station

    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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