5-foot long snake slithers onto Minor League baseball field

5-foot long snake slithers onto Minor League baseball field
A snake slithered its way onto a baseball field in San Antonio. (Source: MiLB)

SAN ANTONIO, TX (WOAI/NBC) - A Friday night Minor League Baseball game turned into a game of chase after a huge snake slithered onto center field.

The 5-foot long snake made its debut during a game between the Double-A San Antonio Missions and the visiting Frisco Roughriders, causing a delay in the eighth inning.

The grounds crew took to the field armed with rakes and a bucket to corral the creature, but it had other ideas as it made one of the crew dance a bit to get away.

The Padres affiliate might have an animal problem because Thursday night's game was delayed when a cat had to be removed from the warning track, which was also in the 8th inning.

As for the game, the Missions wound up securing a 5-4 victory over the Roughriders.

People commenting on the team's Facebook page debated about whether the invader was a Texas rat snake or an eastern indigo snake.

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