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Snakes missing after Texas rollover wreck

08 Juillet 2017

Emergency crews captured 23 of 30 venomous snakes Thursday after a van was involved in a rollover crash in south Bexar County, CBS affiliate KENS-TV in San Antonio reports.

According to the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, a van crashed on Interstate 35 at Kinney Road after its tire blew out. The snakes included rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins, a species of pit viper.

The Lytle Animal Control Services and Lytle Police Department also assisted with the search Thursday.

KSAT 12 reported that the turtle had been found, as well as most of the snakes, but the alligator, which was a juvenile, was still on the loose.

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The driver was accompanied by a 9-year-old passenger, and both were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment.

Officials said they will perform a reverse 911 to nearby residents and businesses making them aware of the situation.

According to WOAI in San Antonio, the snakes, which include rattlesnakes and cottonmouths, were traveling with a baby alligator and tortoise. Get email alerts from KSAT12 today.

Snakes missing after Texas rollover wreck