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We interrupt this Minor League contest to bring you a real, live snake on the field

Over the years, baseball has seen all sorts of rally animals. There's been a Rally Squirrel and a Rally Possum, a Rally Hawk and a Rally Goat.

But the Double-A San Antonio Missions -- like all great Minor League clubs, really -- are innovators. They weren't just content to trot some bird or woodland creature out there while locked in a tight game against the Frisco RoughRiders on Friday night. No, they enlisted the help of an enormous and terrifying snake

Snake

That guy came slithering into center field, and it was up to the poor grounds crew to wrangle it using nothing but a rake and a bucket. You can watch all the madness unfold here.

Hey, the Missions scratched across a run in the sixth to pick up a 5-4 win, so maybe that nightmare fuel is just the price you have to pay.