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Delmont man charms snake caught in Route 22 traffic

Ben Schmitt
| Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 6:18 p.m.
Brandon King captured this snake that was caught in traffic on westbound Route 22 just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Delmont.
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Brandon King captured this snake that was caught in traffic on westbound Route 22 just after 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Delmont.

Brandon King saw the huge snake dodging traffic on westbound Route 22 in Delmont and decided to lend a hand.

He pulled over in the GetGo parking lot just after 5 p.m. Wednesday and snatched the snake out of traffic before freeing it in a nearby field.

"I didn't want to see it get hit," King, 19, of Delmont, told a Tribune-Review reporter watching the scene unfold.

He described the reptile as a rat snake, as a few onlookers walked over to see the creature slithering through the parking lot. A few minutes later, he carried the snake to the grass and let it go.

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