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and the woman killed, as you mentioned lost her life trying to save her pets. >> this is cell phone video of the house on june avenue in bensalem going up in flames. a few neighbors could not bev what she were seeing. >> i was thinking just wow. you don't expect something like this. all three people made it out but one of them identified address 35-year-old tabatha oaks. went back inside to save the family pets and first responders arrived moments later. >> the firefighters went for search and rescue and discovered a female on the first floor in the kitchen area and she was deceased. >> the two escaped identified as her husband and mother-in-law are being treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns. fire officials say this serves
as a stark reminder of entering or in this case reentering a home. >> we'll do our best to help you guys out once are you out stay out. it's very personality. >> back out live the red cross is assisting the two people that survived. no word how the fire started. by the way one dog was killed in the fire and a second dog and cat safely escaped. walter perez channel 6. >> thank you. a date has been set for the second trial a south jersey father accused of murdering his son. david creato showed little emotion as he appeared briefly in a camden courtroom. the judge set the new trial date for september is heth. is he charged with killing his 3-year-old son brendon in 2015 and dumping his body in a wooded
area. the 23-year-old has maintained his innocence. a fire has killed one and injured another and cause aid violent crash that sent one to the hospital. katherine scott has video of how it unfolded. >> what started as a shooting ended a half mile away with a crash here in eddiestone, first headlights and then the collision. debris flies in the air at 11:30 last night. >> it looks like someone picked up the cars and threw them down. >> the cars smashing into each other and smoke in the air. and one parked car was pushed up to the sidewalk. five vehicles including the driver's was damaged. >> i heard boom boom boom and i said no no, and ran outside and saw it was both my cars and my neighbor's car and another car down at the red light. >> when i opened the door the
cars were every which way and smoke all over the place. and someone called 911 and i was shaken so bad i couldn't call. it started at 11:00 p.m. on brown street in chester. two people were shot and 30-year-old joseph lapore tore was pronounced dead on the scene. bullet holes riddled his vehicle and he drove down ninth before crashing. >> there were bullet holes in the side of his van. >> the passenger the guy across the street passed out in the street and the police officer summoned the medical transport and brought two people to crozier medical. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." startling new video shows startled robbers with an unusual
weapon. one was armed with a bladed glove and force toward employees into a back office at closing time. the distinctive glove is similar to the wolverine and freddy kruger craharactecharacters. one had a large kitchen knife and the robbers got away with cash. you are asked to call abington township police if you know anything about this crime. a man was shot in the head after a heated argument at 1:00 a.m. in delaware. police rushed to the shopping lot of newcastle avenue. the victim is in his 20s and said to be in critical condition and police are still on the hunt for the shooter. homeowners in point breeze found a visitor slithered on to their block. the python was found in the
flower bed. they called animal control. officers say it's well fed and active. they think it is someone's pet. they have no idea where it came from though. and the man that found the snake says nothing in philadelphia surprises him anymore. >> you don't see that every day. the police picked it up like nothing. >> man, maybe they are underpaid nodes police officers. >> time for a check of the accuweather forecast. meteorologist, is outside with the weather. you see that video of the snake. >> lucky i'm still standing here. the forecast a lot of clouds and hints of sun and the humidity levels dropped along with the air temperature. 83 degrees if philadelphia and 84 in washington and no 90s on the board in the mid-atlantic and richmond right now 77 degrees, stormtracker 6 live
double scan shows we are in the dry. as expected high pressure came in today to knock out the scattered downpours and storms, they were suppressed to washington and richmond and back to pittsburgh and this extends to the west in the ohio valley and low pressure is near st. louis and all of this wet weather and unsettled weather is sliding in starting tomorrow. future tracker 6 shows showery at times tomorrow morning. the most active part of the day is tomorrow afternoon. thunderstorms and heavy downpours at times. we'll expect the downpours and storms unsettled tomorrow with left over downpours as well. but it will set us up for a nice weekend ahead. the timing couldn't be more perfect. we'll chat about it and look at future tracker 6 and let you know what to expect with the downpoured tomorrow coming up in the full accuweather forecast. happening now an emergency u.n. security council meeting to discuss north korea's latest
missile test. military experts say that that country's latest intercontinental ballistic missile has the potential to reach us here in the united states. we are in new york with the latest on a national and global response. >> reporter: the united nations holding an emergency meeting with the u.s. demanding global action in response to a global threat from north korea. >> make no mistake north korea's launch of an icbm is a clear and sharp military escalation and a threat to all nations in the region and beyond. >> as americans celebrated on july 4 and, north korea successfully launched a two seat intercontinental ballistic missile that fired 700 miles in the sky. but had the north koreans angled the trajectory for distance and not height it could travel well over 4,000 miles that means it
could reach the u.s. main land. >> when does this happen? a year or two years or maybe three but we have to remember that we consistently underestimated the progress of the north korean program. >> firing a volley of short ranged missiles into the water of of the coast of the korean peninsula. president trump so far blaming china for not restraining north korea. tweeting so much china working with us. meanwhile kim jong un taunts america saying this was a package of gifts on independence day and a final step of creating a powerful and nuclear state that could strike anywhere on earth. >> for now north korea is vowing no negotiations and according to a top american commander in south korea, the only thing keeping the u.s. from going to war with north korea right now is self restraint.
meanwhile, president trump is on his way to poland before going to journey for the g-20 summit. on friday all eyes are on president trump as he faces a high-profile diplomatic test. sitting down with russian president, vladimir putin for the first time they attend the g-20 in germany. time now for the "action news" traffic report. matt pellman is in the traffic center and a lot of folks back from work. how are we looking out there? >> hopefully staying down the whole weeks that would be nice for them. we saw the area roadways and additional complications and right now on the schuylkill expressway westbound side by the roosevelt boulevard have what appears to be a fender bender and vehicles off to the side and police out here as well.
two lanes on the schuylkill are open and you can see it is jammed. we have a crash up ahead on the roosevelt boulevard northbound beyond 76 that causes xloeing speed miles per hour in the typically busy spot ain vehicle fire on 42 northbound toward the walt whitman bridge and that has cleared out of the way. we make progress but delays linger. a left over from this morning in white marsh township. downed poles from an overnight accident are closing joshua road. melissa hill is an alternate. and in morristown a crash near the dunkin' donuts and delaware northbound on highway 1 approaching odessa, lanes are blocked speeds in the 30s toward christiana. and a crash on the garden state parkway approaching barnegat,
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was shot and killed able bush style in the bronx. the officer was sitting in the vehicle doing paperwork just after midnight after the end of her 4th of july shift. that is when police say this man 34-year-old alexander bonds came up to the police car window and fired shots, shooting 48-year-old officer in the head. the nypd commissioner calls this a targeted attack and an assassination. police caught up with bonds a block from the crime scene shot do death by officers when he pulled out the revolver. >> she was on duty serving the city and protecting people doing what she believed in and doing the job she loved. and after this shocking and sudden attack her fellow officers came to her aid immediately. >> an innocent bystander was shot in the stomach and that
person is expected to survive. police are calling this a targeted attack on officers in uniform and today the nypd held a prayer service for her fellow officers on the scene last night and the 911 calls from her partner who witnessed the ambush is heart-wrenching and her family searching for answers and the black bar over the n can ypd emblem today. >> thank you. >> now to the battle against isis in iraq. an iraqi commander says 300 fighters are left in a small area that the group controls in the city of mosul. u.s. backed forces are advancing and getting closer every day as they move forward they are discovering a large number of civilians also trapped and some fighters are shaving their beards and running from the violence and hiding amongst groups of family also fleeing. in fort pierce, florida, a
man purposely drove his car full of propane tanks in a building killing himself and causing an explosion. targeting a woman that lives in the apartment. they had an argument in the morning and a history of domestic trouble. >> he raced his car at a high rate of speed to the apartment where three people were hoping to kill them or wreak havoc. the neighbor rushed to the scene with a fire extinguisher and pulled a woman to safety before is the explosion. and an elevator that got stuck 200 feet underground they were working at a con ed power plant in brooklyn when the elevator suddenly stopped. they pulled each of them to safety with a harness. in atlantic city, it's your chance to get your hands on a
piece of the old taj ma alcohol, everything inside is told. from artwork to massive crystal chandeliers and a piano. in addition to the luxury items getting rid of all the contests and guest rooms, the liquidation sales continues at 10:00 a.m. when there is nothing left. the building will be gutted and turned into the hard rock hotel and casino. the company bought the hotel for $50 million. and tomorrow is kevin hart day in philadelphia. to celebrate philadelphia mural arts and the city council is dedicating a mural of the smiling comedian on the outside of max's cheesesteaks, at the intersection of german town and eerie avenues a block from hart's home. it's a free family friendly event open to the public and tomorrow is the comedians
birthday. >> it will be flies to see him. in trenton, new jersey yo g youngsters made quite the flash now that the pools are open. this is cooper pool. the campers could not wait to get in the water. trenton mayor, eric jackson pay aid special visit to the pool encouraging kids to have fun and be safe. the pools officially opened on july 1st. meteorologist, adam joseph here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. >> a few hints of sunshine and we'll watch for downpours to pop any time and the cloudy sky overlooking the ben franklin bridge ominous at times and a dry day as high pressure came in pushing away the heat and humidity we were at 90 yesterday and the humidity is up and dropped quite a bit and temperatures right now sitting at 85 in allentown and 82 in
trenton and 86 cooler in beach haven, we talked about the easterly wind keeping the shore communities cooler than inland where the numbers are in the low to mid-80s. as we look at the next eight hours we start in the 80s as we go about the 5:00 hour and drops to 80s and then 70s coming in during the overnight hours toward midnight, 72 degrees, so again not bad temperature-wise but the humidity will be coming up overnight and it's in sponge to low pressure that is snaking its way toward st. louis and memphis and cincinnati and the low pressure rides along a boundary into thursday. mostly cloudy tonight and the humid comes back up. 65 in the suburbs and 65 in center city. east wind 6 miles per hour. and future tracker 6 showing tomorrow morning lots of clouds and showers around in the morning and once we get the
sunshine to work. you won't see it but it warms the lower atmosphere and radiation through the cloud cover and downpours through the south and west and takes over the region as we get into the afternoon tomorrow it's not a washout but the downpours are contain very brief heavy rain and at this point. does not look like they will be severe storms, you see bright reds that doesn't mean a severe storm just pockets of heavy rain during your thursday. what to expect temperature-wise only in the mid-70s at the shore. upper 70s inland, downpours the major threat tomorrow where we could see a half inch to inch or two with some of them. as we look at the four day at 4:00, downpoured and a random thunderstorm in southern areas, many areas may not even hear the rumble of thunder at 78 degrees, 87 here and left over morning rain on friday and returning sun at 87 and sets us up for a nice weekend. a lot of high clouds on saturday
but the humidity drops and 88 degrees and gorgeous here almost perfection on sunday at 84. we'll have the rest of the seven-day forecast coming up in the next half hour. >> perfection thank you. next on "action news" local police officers play ball. we'll explain why the shift had officers playing a game of pickup in the street. and chia coconut and charcoal all ingredients topping this year's hot health trends list. coming up in what's the deal.
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if there was a disruption. keeping critical buildinged up and running one of the proposed micro grid sites in the garden state all of them are going through feasiblity studies. men and women are getting a second chance after spending time in jail. the former inmates graduated from a new job training program that guarantees them a job in the end. and then they will be offered a position at the supermarket that supports their mission. the graduation was held ott the tabernacle church. and researchers were in newark but instead of investigating a crime they were helping to keep neighborhood kids out of trouble. they played a few basketball pickup games and arts and crafts and board games for the young ones. they are setting up the games
for high crime areas. >> we want officers to come ride by and say hi to the community and they can return a wave and have the positive interaction with them. most of the time when they see us for the first time it's on a negative aspect and make sure they have a positive interaction with us. >> these events are held throughout the summer in neighborhoods all over newcastle county. coming up we'll have details of a violent attack on lifeguards on ocean city's beach. >> and the search is on for this old gal that wondered away from her backyard in delaware.
"action news" continues. hello again it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with staggering violence in chicago over the 4th of july weekend, more than 100 people shot in the past few days and today top officials revealed what they are trying to do to stop it. >> from cactus water to honey and wine grapes we'll look at the top food trends in what's the deal. and the long waited summervation could be a let down for people headed to margate. the beaches will be shut down to replenish the dunes there. after years of fighting on the
jersey shore, vernon odom joins us live with the full story. >> reporter: rick, good afternoon. there is a lot of tension in this town tonight. the army corps of engineers have invaded dumping tons and tons of more sand on to the beaches and the towns folk don't like it. >> millions of work got underway to build sand dunes in this part of absecon island. margate taxpayers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting the dune project all to know avail and the mayor says it's federal money and a waste. with the noisy work 24/7 comes during the heart of the tourist season. >> they were not suppose to be here until the third week in august. >> how will this affect your town? >> you know what? it doesn't make any of us happy. we'll survive.
>> in the beginning, convenientner north of margate was the town where it was suppose to be done before margate. the reversal came late last week. >> the way the project moves it only closed a certain portion off a 1,000 feet at a time and as soon as that is done 200 feet gets open and the whole operation moves down. >> at least some of this they believe is political pay back from trenton for their extended opposition to the dunes coming to their town so suddenly. >> this is a total waste of our money and taxpayers money and time. >> because the flooding comes from the bay. and everybody knows that. >> rick, you can see the new sand that is being moved in so far today. they are working 24/7 and the work is not expected to be
finished until sometime near labor day. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." in margate new jersey. >> thank you. five people were arrested in ocean city yesterday after police say they attacked lifeguards on the beach. investigatorers say the men were drunk when they started to assault the guards near eighth street and police arrived to break up the fight and then the men began to attack them. and two suspects ran into a nearby business and they were cornered and the other suspects were arrested on the boardwalk, four men have been charged with aggravated assault. turning to the weather and we have overcast skies out there but at least no rain as of yet. meteorologist adam joseph is here now with the accuweather forecast. may want to keep the umbrellas handy? >> tomorrow and tomorrow night. and many of you are saying is the sky going owe open up? stormtracker 6 live double scan
you see it's dry across the area today and right now. and that will stay the case overnight tonight. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan we kind of widen it out for you. you see all the thunderstorms and downpours stretching from the carolinas to the virginias and tennessee valley low pressure coming in not severe weather but heavy downpours especially the second half of the day. as we look at these heavy downpours in the morning, a low risk for them they won't start popping up from the afternoon west to east 1:00, 4:00 and 7:00. the evening rush will take the hardest hit with ponding on the roadways and brief heavy rain in the area. we'll look closer with future tracker to show you where and when they pop up and talk about a nice start to the upcoming weekend. we'll clear it out just in time in the seven-day forecast. philadelphia police are investigating the shooting of a
man in east mt. airy that happened early this morning. it happened before 1:30 a.m. on east walnut lane. officer responded to a report of a man with a gun and they found a 28-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his back in the road. no arrests have been made. surveillance video captured an armed robbery at a burger king in haverford township just after midnight mon. police say that the suspect broke into the restaurant by breaking the drive-thru window with a rock and climbing right threw it. it happened at the restaurant on westchester pike, once inside he pulled out a gun and forced employees into the back while he emptied out the register, if you know who this man is give police a call. the city of chicago is reeling in the aftermath of one of the most violent 4th of july weekend in memory. more than 100 people were shot and 14 have died and 102
shootings between friday afternoon and wednesday morning, nearly half of those shootings happened in the final half hour. and police were deployed to high crime neighborhoods but that gang activity and alcohol helped to fuel the crimes. >> this boils down to what is happening for sometime. a need for real accountability for gun offenders. without accountability we'll see this cycle continue. >> the youngest victim was a 15-year-old boy and oldest a 60-year-old man. baltimore's violence hit home for a member of the police fourth. his brother is the 173 murder victim. tj smith is the chief spokesperson for the city of baltimore, he met with reporters and revealed that a gunman
killed his brother dion inside of his home. police have surveillance video of a suspect. >> a massive wild fire continues to burn in nevada today. 2000 acres are burning and the fire is only 10% contained. 58 structures are in the path of this fire and officials have started to make reverse 911 calls to residents who could be affected. so far two families and 95 animals are taking refuge in a shelter. the rugged terrain is making it difficult for firefighters. still to come on "action news" a ground making announcement for volvo, filling a gas of tank is no longer possible with the new fleet. and in big talkers a certain sand sculpture was turning a lot of heads at the shore. how a pair of talented artists took on the controversy surrounding governor christie's beach vacation.
involve video announced they will no longer produce cars with gas engines but focus solely on vehicles with electric motors, they set a goal of selling 1 million electric cars by 2025 including hybrid vehicles, volvo plans to launch five fully election cars by 2019 and 2021 and the long range models could travel 2300 miles on a single charge. and new steps taken for lunch shaming. children singled out for meal debt at school. oregon is the latest to pass a law on this providing lunge to all students regardless of their ability to pay and on the federal level the bill to
protect kids from shaming if they don't have money for lunch. and working closely with parents. >> turn to health check. a glass of wine can help you live longer and experted say there is no good science to help you back that up. now they are lunching a trial to see if a drink a day could keep a heart attack at bay. the $100 million trial is led by the national institutes of health and funded by the largest alcoholic manufacturers, researching the benefits of moderate drinking by recruiting volunteers over the able of 50 and those that are in the drinking group will be refunded the cost of the alcohol. why are you look agent me sharrie? there is good news for you that love coffee. something called the coffee lovers diet. one doctor says that diet can
speed metabolism and burn fat and jump start weight loss. suggests agoing a couple cups to a low calorie diet. >> that is music to my ears. >> big talkers now unless your head is buried in the sand and good for you. the new viral picture of new jersey governor chris christie and his family enjoying a day at island beach state park. the issue is that christie closed the state run beach over the weekend due to the government shut down but here they are on the beach. this has incited anger and criticism. for others it inspired art and creativity. and artists in seaside heights found a creative way to express their senmentes. crafting this replica of the beach chair shot seen around the world. this chris christie is sitting with a shark. the governor with not apologize by the way sitting on the beach
pointing out that they had it because it's adjacent to the governor's residence. cookouts and festivals and parades it's hard for adults to keep up so emergency how it feels for toddlers. this is joseph dressed up for the east landsdowne parade nod ago off and his dad is a 20 year veteran with the landsdowne fire company and they were ready to greet the crowds when fire engine 19 came down the parade route but sweet little joseph missed the whole thing. this was sent to us by a "action news" viewer on our facebook page or use #6abcaction. >> finally, have you seen this tortoise? a delaware family launched a viral search for sheldon take a look at her.
she has been with jen's family for 25 years and sheldon often goes out in the backyard to stretch her legs but she wondered away a week ago thanks to a social media push sheldon has been spotted but nobody managed to catch her. her owners say she is friendly and used to be cared for and fed by humans and worry about how she will make it in the wild? >> is she going to be safe? is she okay is she starving or floating in the water? is she okay? we need her back home. >> sheldon is about the size of a large dinner plate and has a few notches on herschel from running into the refrigerator door and there are several facebook pages dedicated to finding her and surely she missed her fancy diet. look at her face here, if you see sheldon get her home. >> i have seen that face
somewhere. >> report it in. alicia thanks. lets get a check of the roads tonight. matt pellman is in the traffic sentwer an update. it looked familiar to you. >> exactly. what else looks familiar is the highways. as you head eastbound some roads a hair better than others but eastbound side jammed solid from the schuylkill to 95 and westbound side backing up to the 76 schuylkill expressway and closures return tonight for overnight construct on the vine. and 95 as you head northbound penn's landing backed up to the work zone at girard. and folks are bailing out on the vine and hitting the westbound slowing on the schuylkill, on the schuylkill more resurface ago work is happening, starting at 9:00 going until 5:00 tomorrow morning. look for lane restrictions both directions. right now westbound at city
avenue just 11 miles per hour. our crash in norristown by the mcdonald's has cleared out but still have the downed poles from overnight blocking joshua hill and quakertown southbound side of toll gate road by the rite-aid. down to delaware, a crash along kirkwood highway accentral avenue. and one in newcastle along river road at grab them lane. and lingering delays from smyrna. we'll check it again in the 5:00 hour. >> okay thank you matt. still to come on "action news," move over coconut water, cactus water and honey are the next healthy food trends. we'll tell you about it and as we step outside sky 6 hd looking live at the ben franklin bridge on an early wednesday evening.
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meteorologist, adam joseph is here now and it's a busy day yesterday and for most folks they have the fireworks in. >> pop-ups around and yesterday and today no pop-ups and a lot of clouds and more areas than not here tomorrow. as we take a look at the weather center and look at stormtracker 6 live double scan it is a quiet day today despite that we have a lot of clouds all because of the easterly wind locking in the low level moisture as we look at the headlines here as we move forward. it's a soggy thursday tomorrow with scattered heavy downpours around that will be creating some possible ponding on the roadways, especially during the
afternoon and evening hours, but all of that is out of here we are setting up for a beautiful summer weekend on tap with lowering humidity and as we look at numbers now with the easterly wind coming in off the water, right down to cape may, 84 millville and 85 in allentown. we have the easterly win and the farther you are away from the shore to the north and west it's a little bit warmer out there. those clouds in play, as we look at satellite and radar here, the easterly wind a lot of showers and downpours to our south. all of this is suppressed temporarily through the virginias and carolinas, that stretches back into the southern ohio valley and tennessee valley low pressure now spinning up in central parts of missouri. that slowly ripples its way into thursday and thursday night. for tonight clouds are here and the humidity is goinging to start to rise as well. 65 allentown and trenton.
66 in tomming river and warmer spots 70 degrees. as we look at future tracker 68:00 tomorrow morning the clouds are here and a few scattered showers developing first thing in the morning and we wait for the low pressure to come in from the west until the afternoon hours and that is when things start to pop in the western suburbs. and when you see future tracker 6 with the bright colors that is not necessarily a thunderstorm just the torrential rain and downpours on going at times during the after tomorrow and that continues into tomorrow evening 11:00 p.m. striping from philadelphia to lakehurst, everything kicks out friday morning despite the clouds linger into the end of the week. tomorrow into friday morning, scattered downpours and a couple of rumbles of thunder. the storm prediction center doesn't really have us in an isolated risk of strong storms
that is researched for south and delaware and tip of cape may. rainfall tomorrow a half inch to 2 inches in heavier downpours that could bring localized quick flash flooding. and downpours tomorrow a few rumbles of thunder 78 degrees and morning rain will end friday and late day sun developing at 87 and then it's warm as the humidity drops and sunshine is in full force saturday and sunday with temperatures in the 80s and we start to kick it back up in the temperature department along the with the humidity at the beginning of next week temperatures touch 90 by tuesday, some of that rain could be briefly heavy at times but it clears for the weekend. >> adam thanks. what's the deal is coming up after the break.
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chia coco nut and charcoal. a crop of fooded about to step in the spotlight. what is coming up big -- >> reporter: the new coconut water is cactus water? >> yes. bucks county bases seize is trending the anti-oxidant ingredient, cactus and switchle, it's been around since the 17th century. >> apple cider vinegar is talked about and ginger is trendy right now. and sweetened with maple or honey and sparkling the this year's cabucha. >> you can grab a selzter and it could have health benefits.
>> and the energy booster natural sweetener is popping up in everything especially the top shelf kind. >> the royal jelly is what the rolls royce? >> that is what the queen bee eats. that is what is in that energy drink right there. >> this is a wine grape. from chardonnay to cabernet. >> had is your crunchy raisin. >> and these resealable pouchs. >> this quinoa meal is shelf stable. >> no preservetive except for lemon. >> and these chocolated and chick peas she says are having a moment. these are covered in chocolate. >> instead of having the chocolate covered almonds that are mostly chocolate. a lot higher in fat and sugar
that has a nice thin coating just what you need. >> fun segment and these are tiger nuts rich in prebiotic fiber and great for digestion, but it's a tuber like a potato or a beat. you heard it here first. tiger nuts one of the next big things to hit store shelves. >> you wouldn't have any m&ms on you? >> wine grapes i'm telling you. >> thanks. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00. for rick williams, brian taff and alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> "action news" continues next at 5:00 with zoo adventures, social security sts -- cecily tynan is live at the zoo with a preview. >> these are not the most cute
and cuddly animals we feature animals with distinctive aexperience. they are walking sticks. and native of new guinea and they are freaky looking they look like scorpions, they are not venomous but have a hook that could hurt you. they are found on the forest floor and use camouflage to hide from predators and they are so rigid they appear dead and the female is about twice the size of the male and she is kind of dominant. i'll leave it at that. i'll talk to you about interesting birds here. >> i'll leave it at that. i'll leave that alone. thank you cecily.
front porch in point breeze, the reptile was picked up at the cornerer of 23rd and tasker. sharrie williams is here and monica is off. >> tonight the snake is resting comfortably at a shelter in hunting park. john rawlins is live now. >> reporter: hi guys, i don't know many snakes but this one seemed charming when we met it. the folks at the sheller gave him a temporary name. petunia, the flower connection. any way the mystery remains as to where he came from. >> i got a phone call someone thought i got a snake. i don't got no snake and don't play with snake. >> norman was in for a surprise because outside in the b