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Posted: September 27, 2018

Snake washes up on Florida beach, surprising visitors


By Jared Leone, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

PENSACOLA, Fla. —

A 3-foot snake washed ashore Tuesday on a Florida beach, surprising beachgoers.

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Animal control came and rescued the snake, the Pensacola News Journal reported

“We walked over and couldn’t believe it," Rhonda Saunders, who was at the beach with her daughters, told the News Journal. "(The snake) was exhausted trying to keep its head above the water. Too tired to get onto the sand."

Saunders believes it was a diamondback rattlesnake. However, Florida Fish and Wildlife officials were unable to identify it through Saunders’ photos, the News Journal reported.


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Missing kangaroo found safe in Florida neighborhood

An escaped kangaroo was found Thursday morning in a Florida neighborhood after several days of searching.

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Storm, a 4-foot marsupial, escaped from the home of Eric Westergard, where he lived with six other kangaroos.

Westergard, who is permitted to own exotic animals, has raised the 5-year-old kangaroo since he was an infant.

More than a dozen Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, state troopers and local law enforcement officials, as well as drones and a K-9, were used in the search for Storm.

More details about Storm’s capture were not immediately available.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Snake washes up on Florida beach surprising visitors

Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Snake washes up on Florida beach surprising visitors

File photo. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

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