By: KDKA-TV News Staff

CENTER TOWNSHIP (KDKA) – A man’s claim that he found a slippery surprise inside the walls of a Target men’s bathroom this past weekend is unfounded.

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The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh said it got a call from Center Township that six Dekay’s brown snakes were found in the walls of the men’s bathroom.

The Target said it wasn’t aware of any snakes being found, and Humane Animal Rescue later said, “These snakes WERE NOT found at TARGET as previously reported.”

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The non-profit said they’re active, healthy and being cared for.

The Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh will be “overwintering” them until about mid-April so they can make their mating season which is late March through May.

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Dekay’s brown snakes are harmless and primarily eat earthworms and slugs and grow to about 19-inches.