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Texas home is invaded by 24 rattlesnakes

By T.K. Randall
February 4, 2017 · Comment icon 10 comments

The rattlesnakes had managed to get everywhere. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Aaron Goodwin
A quiet residential property in Abilene turned out to be home to two dozen diamondback rattlesnakes.
The nightmarish situation began when young Isac Mcfadden came face to face with a snake that had slithered out of the lavatory after somehow navigating the pipes in the floor and walls.

When the boy's mother arrived on the scene she proceeded to attack the creature with a spade before calling a snake-removal business to come and take the remains away.
When Nathan Hawkins of Big Country Snake Removal arrived at the property however he found a further 23 diamondback rattlesnakes - 13 in the cellar and 10 more under the house.

This particular species, which is one of the deadliest in the United States, has a tendency to congregate during the winter, which was why there were so many of them in the building.

Fortunately, though, the firm was able to remove the reptiles safely and without harming them.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (10)

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Stiff 8 years ago
Comment icon #2 Posted by Farmer77 8 years ago
Comment icon #3 Posted by cluey 8 years ago
I would move quicker than you could blink........
Comment icon #4 Posted by DONTEATUS 8 years ago
Thats how we keep the population down in Texas !
Comment icon #5 Posted by Mark56 8 years ago
Diamondbacks are plentiful here in New Mexico too. Never had any get into my house though.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DONTEATUS 8 years ago
WHere In New Mwxico ? Were thinking Of Moving to Las Cruces !  
Comment icon #7 Posted by Mark56 8 years ago
I live close to Carrizozo, NM, but Las Cruces NM is a Great place to live. It's about 100,000 pop. now,and a  college town. (New Mexico State University). Low crime , very livable place. I've heard though, that It's starting to be a destination place for California refugees. Believe me , Las Cruces wants  all the Texans and Mexicans they can get before it becomes totally "Californicated".
Comment icon #8 Posted by .ZZ. 8 years ago
I've been to Carrizoza many times. We like to camp around the Valley of Fires.
Comment icon #9 Posted by Eldorado 8 years ago
Ees a ham bush! (Sorry, am watching Treasure of the Sierra Madre)
Comment icon #10 Posted by DONTEATUS 8 years ago
We didnt see any Last week ! Went to White Sand`s and Alamagorda ,Looking Up in the Foot Hills Of Las Cruces !

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