Orleans Resident Finds Snake in Closet


Orleans Police Department

ORLEANS – An Orleans resident was surprised by an uninvited guest when they discovered a non-venomous snake in their closet Friday.

Local police helped remove the black racer from the home, which had most likely come in through the front door after it was left open for the resident’s dog.

The common species is generally not a threat to humans and is native to the Cape.

The animal was contained in a cooler, then released safely back into the woods by authorities. 

About Grady Culhane

Grady Culhane is a Cape Cod native from Eastham. He studied media communications at Cape Cod Community College and joined the CapeCod.com News Center in 2019.

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