Web Desk(August 11, 2017): A non-native species of snake caused a scare at a park in Washington after authorities believed it was venomous.
Seattle Parks and Recreation shared a photo of the light brown snake that was initially misidentified as a venomous copperhead, before being reclassified as a corn snake.
A portion of the park was roped off, after a park guest spotted the snake and sent a report with a photo to Seattle Parks and Recreation.
While it turned out the snake was not venomous, parks and recreation spokeswoman Kelly Brown said the department was still looking to capture and remove it from the park.
The snake was sighted multiple times after the additional report and remains at large in the park.