5-Foot Snake Freaks Out NJ Gas Station Customers

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

Thursday, Jul 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:55 AM EDT
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5-Foot Snake Freaks Out NJ Gas Station Customers

Courtesy of Rene Esseya

A five-foot snake was found Thursday in a New Jersey gas station

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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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