The following were among animal cases received recently by the Prince George's County Department of Environmental Resources Animal Management Division. Call 301-499-8300 for directions to the Prince George's County Animal Shelter, hours of operation, and adoption and licensing procedures. The shelter's Web site is at; click on Government, then Agency Index.

Snakes Parked in Garages

Bowie, Pleasant View Dr., 14100 block, May 16. A resident found a black snake inside her garage, near the entrance to her house. An animal control officer could not find the snake.

Fort Washington, Forest Green Lane, 11000 block, May 16. A resident reported that a large, black and gold snake was in the garage, then called back Animal Managementto say the snake had left.

Two Baby Rabbits Saved

Fort Washington, Tucker Rd., 2200 block, May 16. A resident was looking after three baby rabbits whose mother was no longer caring for them. The resident was concerned about a dog that was trying to attack the rabbits. An animal control officer took two of the rabbits to a rehabilitation facility. The third was badly injured and had to be euthanized.

Bats in the Bathroom

Mitchellville, Michael St., 900 St., May 15. A resident found a bat in her bathroom. An animal control officer took the bat to the shelter, where it was euthanized and tested for rabies.

Forestville, Woodlark Dr., 1300 block, May 11. A resident found a bat in her bathroom. An animal control officer took the bat to the shelter to be euthanized. It tested negative for rabies.

Pit Bull in Car With Stolen Tags

New Carrollton, Annapolis Rd., 8400 block, May 16. Prince George's police called Animal Management about a pit bull inside a car in a grocery store parking lot. An animal control officer retrieved the dog, a female with no collar or tags, from inside a four-door Chevrolet. The vehicle's license plates had been reported stolen. The dog was taken to the animal shelter.

Two Sparrows Freed

Temple Hills, Marcy Ave., 900 block, May 15. A resident found two birds in her apartment building and thought they might be ill. An animal control officer picked up the two sparrows and returned them to the wild.

Border Collie Stuck in Bushes

Clinton, Acacia Ct., 7400 block, May 10. A dog was apparently stuck in a woman's backyard bushes. An animal control officer found a female mixed border collie with no identification in fair condition. The collie's owner was located and the dog returned to its home.

Dog Caught in County Trap

Seat Pleasant, Yost Pl., 1 to 100 block, May 11. A German shepherd was caught in a trap at the rear of a residential property. An animal control officer took the brown and black male shepherd, approximately 2 years old, to the shelter to be held as a stray. When it was not reclaimed, the dog was euthanized.

Dog Abandoned During Move

Upper Marlboro, Phillips Dr., 10700 block, May 16. A male border collie was left behind when its owners moved. The dog ran loose for a week and was aggressive toward other neighborhood dogs. An animal control officer captured the dog and took it to the shelter. The dog's owners were located, but had not yet claimed it.

Strays Impounded

New Carrollton, Good Luck Rd., 7600 block, May 11. An animal control officer picked up a friendly female German shepherd. The animal had a choke chain but no tags. The animal was to be held at the shelter until claimed.

Upper Marlboro, Melwood Park Ave., 5200 block, May 16. An animal control officer picked up a tri-color, male mixed chow keeshond from a woman's deck. The dog had no tags. It was being held as a stray at the shelter.

-- Compiled by GERRI MARMER