Wash. state trooper corrals 5-foot snake

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- It was just another morning for Washington State Patrol Trooper Jesse Layman -- until he had to deal with the case of the snake in the grass.

Layman responded to the side of Washington Highway 14 in Vancouver on Friday after a passing tow truck driver noticed a large aquarium in a grassy area along the side of the road. The driver stopped and spotted a large snake outside the aquarium. That's when he called for help.

Trooper Ryan Tanner says Layman was able to corral the 5-foot-long snake back into the aquarium.

The reptile appeared unhurt and was taken away by Clark County Animal Control. No word on what kind of snake it was.

Troopers don't know whether the snake fell from a moving vehicle or was left by the side of the highway.