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Corn Snake Captured, Tires Stolen

Recent Trumbull Police activity.

Slithery Intruder May Have Been Hungry

A corn snake decided to crash a Trumbull basement earlier this week.

According to Animal Control Officer Lynn Dellabianca, "The corn snake found its way into the basement and there was a dead mouse in a trap that the snake may have been attracted to. The snake was captured and released into the woods."

According to Wikipedia, a corn snake can reach four to six feet long. Rather than biting, it squeezes its prey, which are usually small animals. They prefer habitats "such as overgrown fields, forest openings, trees, palmetto flatwoods and abandoned or seldom-used buildings and farms, from sea level to as high as 6,000 feet," Wikipedia states.

They are popular as pets.

Parts Stolen from Car in Trumbull Driveway

A resident reported the rims and tires stolen from 2007 Acura TL Type S while it was parked in his driveway Aug. 21. Police are investigating, he said.

"The criminals removed all the wheels and tire and then dropped my car onto the driveway causing over $3,000 in damage," he wrote in an email.

No arrests have been made.

Molly Woonsocket August 26, 2012 at 04:25 PM
I was under the impression that cornsnakes do not live in Connecticut. It was probably a milksnake, close cousin to the corn and Connecticut is loaded with them. They are beautiful, passive snakes...I have picked up and photographed plenty of them here. They are a much needed animal as they keep the rodent population under control. Sadly many are killed because they are mistaken for copperheads.
Aaron Leo (Editor) August 26, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Thanks for the correction. I will also post a pic of a milk snake.
Andy Brescia April 29, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Found a 4 foot corn snake in my living room today . Our house is an old farm house that has a stone basement in Wethersfield . Had a recent mouse problem.

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