EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSDay Care Reopens After Copperhead Discovered
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Kennie Bass
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Sep. 25, 2013 4:40 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 25, 2013 6:49 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A venomous snake was discovered Tuesday in the drawer of a crib at a Charleston day care center.
A worker found a small copperhead snake in a drawer under a crib at the Sacred Heart Early Learning Center.
The snake measured 8 inches and was turned over to a Division of Natural Resources wildlife biologist.
The crib and children were removed from the building when the snake was found. Monsignor Edward Sadie said the learning center was scoured from top to bottom to make sure no more reptiles were hiding anywhere.
It is believed the snake may have made its way into the building from a drain that leads to the river.
The DNR said finding a reptile in a downtown building is very rare.
The center reopened Wednesday. It serves nearly 50 children from 6 months to 3 years old.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.
WCHS ABC 8 provides local news, weather forecasts, traffic updates, notices of events and items of interest in the community, sports and entertainment programming for Charleston and nearby towns and communities in the Tri-State area, including Huntington, Dunbar, Marmet, Montgomery, Nitro, South Charleston, St. Albans, Cedar Grove, Chesapeake, Clendenin, East Bank, Glasgow, Pratt, Cross Lanes, Elkview, Pinch, Sissonville, Big Chimney, Cabin Creek, Chelyan, Davis Creek, Institute, Jefferson, Loudendale, Mink Shoals, Pocatalico, Quick, Quincy, Rand, Buffalo, Eleanor, Hurricane, Nitro, Poca, Winfield, Culloden, Fraziers Bottom, Hometown, Red House, Scott Depot, Teays Valley, Danville, Madison, Hamlin, Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Delbarton, Kermit, Gilbert, Matewan, Williamson, Summersville, Richwood, Flatwoods, Gassaway, Sutton, Spencer, Ravenswood, Ripley, Mason, Point Pleasant, Ashland, Pikeville, Ironton, Portsmouth, Gallipolis, and Athens.