A Keller resident reported to police that they were visited by a very large scaly friend during a recent walk near the town hall.
The resident reported to police the large snake was spotted behind Keller Town Hall as their grandchild rode a scooter.
The snake, dubbed "Snake-ius Maximus" by police, then slithered its way up a tree to presumably resume observing the humans working out and taking leisurely strolls in 100-degree heat.
Keller police said the resident was able to snap a picture of the snake, which, according to a wildlife biologist, is likely either a Texas rat snake or a bull snake.
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Police reminded that both species are non-venomous and enjoy meals that include rodents and other small animal delicacies, "not scooter-riding children, or adults getting in their workouts and leisurely strolls in 100-degree heat."
Experts and police both remind those on area trails to keep an eye out for wildlife. Snakes, and other cold-blooded creatures, are often active during daytime hours as they move between sunlight and shade.