Yikes! Nest of snakes found in sewer pipe

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by Associated Press and KING 5 News

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Posted on June 12, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 12 at 11:54 PM

WENATCHEE, Washington -- A nest of snakes was discovered in a Washington state sewer pipe when a contractor ran a video camera down the line.

City Engineer Gary Owen told The Wenatchee World he thought there were a half-dozen snakes or more. It's hard to tell from the video, but Owen thinks they were bull snakes, possibly pets someone flushed down a toilet.

The snakes might have tried to exit the sewer through toilets, but Owen says the snakes were sealed off and entombed when a new liner was put in the sewer pipe.

The snakes were spotted May 15 in a recessed area of the pipe about 150 feet from a manhole. Owen says there was no way they could have been rescued.

Video submitted by the contractor to the city showed the snake nest as the camera pans to the left, about a fifth of the way into the video.

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