8-foot black snake patrolling Pennsylvania cemetery, officials say

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Officials Warn Visitors of Pennsylvania Cemetery to Watch for 8-Foot Black Snake

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Officials at a Pennsylvania cemetery are warning visitors to watch out for a large black snake, WNEP reported.

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Groundskeepers at the Charles Baber Cemetery in Pottsville said they believe the reptile is an 8-foot black snake, the television station reported. The groundskeepers said they have tried to catch the snake for several weeks, but have been unsuccessful, WNEP reported.

“We took a couple measures to retrieve it,” groundskeeper Randy Stewart told the television station. “In fact, (groundskeeper) Tom (Dodds) had it by the tail.”

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"I knew the worst part of it was inside the wall, but too much of him was in the wall and I let him go because I know I am only going to hurt him," Dodds told WNEP.

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Groundskeepers said if they catch the reptile, they will relocate it to a wooded area, the television station reported.

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