Vehicle carrying venomous snakes crashes in South Bexar County

Crash reported at I-35 South, Kinney Road access road

By David Ibanez - Web - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - A vehicle carrying about 30 snakes and a baby alligator crashed Thursday in South Bexar County, scattering the reptiles on an access road.

The vehicle has a tire blowout causing it to rollover on the access road of Interstate 35 and Kinney Road, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

The truck was transporting rattlesnakes, copperhead snakes, a large diamondback rattle snake and water moccasins, according the an official with Somerset Volunteer Fire Department.

The Texas Game Warden and Lytle Animal Control personnel were called out to the scene.

Both the driver and child inside the vehicle were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment. The extent of their injuries were not released.

At last check, 23 of the reptiles were captured, one snake was dead but the baby alligator was still on the loose.

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

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