Copperhead found in Hamden house after trash bag brought home from West Rock Park

HAMDEN — A Hamden resident said he found a Copperhead snake after he brought a bag of trash home from West Rock Park.

Last week, Assistant Animal Control Officer Mitch Gibbs went to a Lane Street residence on the report of a Copperhead Snake in a garbage bin.

Gibbs said that the resident went to West Rock Park and noticed a garbage bag near the park. He decided to place the garbage bag in his car and throw it away at home.

A day later, he said he saw the Copperhead, which a venomous snake, inside his garbage bin.

After contacting the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Gibbs returned the snake to West Rock Park.

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