Rat snakes fall from trees in Adams Morgan

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Birds in trees. Squirrels in trees. You might even see a kid or two climbing a tree. But at the Walter C. Pierce Community Park in Adams Morgan, you just might find something much more unexpected - snakes!

According to, black rat snakes are falling from the trees in the playground area of the Northwest park. Police say the snakes did scare a few kids last week and cleared the playground when a few fell from the trees.

Rat snakes are not venomous and will climb trees to find food.

According to the National Zoo's website, Black Rat Snakes are shy and avoid confrontation with humans.