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Copperhead snake killed on West Virginia Capitol grounds
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:24 PM EDT
A state Capitol police officer has killed a copperhead snake on the Capitol grounds in Charleston.
The copperhead was killed in an area near where an employee had spotted a snake while walking to her car Tuesday. Messina says the officer had been patrolling the area for the snake Wednesday.
He says he wasn't sure if it's the same snake, so officers will keep watch for additional sightings.
West Virginia is home to two venomous snakes, the copperhead and the timber rattler.