Snakes Put DC Library Out of Circulation

They were 4 days early for the reptile show
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 8, 2018 4:24 AM CDT
Snakes Put DC Library Out of Circulation
597.96 under the Dewey Decimal System.   (Diane Kuhl/Getty Images)

A DC Public Library branch was briefly closed upon the discovery of some uninvited guests: snakes. The Washington Post reports the Georgetown Library closed Saturday after staff noticed snakes near a meeting room. Another snake was found earlier that day and released outside. The library called pest control and closed until the building was given the all-clear, reopening Tuesday. Spokesman George Williams says the pest company found a single dead snake during the library's treatment. Library staff suspect four garter snakes were in the building. According to the DC Public Library's website, the library will have another gathering of snakes on Wednesday, but these ones are invited, the AP reports. Reptiles Alive is providing the snakes for an animal show. (More snakes stories.)

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