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Police Contain Snake That Gets Loose In Westchester Home

Old Orchard Street in West Harrison.
Old Orchard Street in West Harrison. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Police helped tame a wild snake that got loose in a Westchester home.

Officers from the North Castle Police Department were dispatched to a home on Old Orchard Street in West Harrison shortly before 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, when a resident reported that a snake was in their upstairs hallway.

According to police, officers responded to the scene and were able to contain the snake, which was later determined to be a Coppherhead. 

According to, Copperhead snakes “are among the most likely to bite, although their venom is relatively mild.”

After being corralled by the officers, a wildlife trapper was able to safely remove the snake from the home. No injuries were reported.

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