Nearly 90 adult and baby rattlesnakes unearthed from woman’s home


Close to 90 tangled rattlesnakes were found under a woman’s home in Sonoma County, California (Picture: Facebook/Sonoma County Reptile Rescue)

A woman called a reptile rescue team about snakes under her home. Little did she know that the rescuers would pull out more than 90 tangled adult and baby rattlesnakes.

The California woman called the Sonoma County Reptile Rescue earlier this month.

‘This last week I got a call from a lady that said she had snakes under her house,’ wrote the rescue’s director Alan Wolf in a Facebook post. ‘3 hours and 45 minutes later this is what I came out with, 59 babies and 22 adults.’

Wolf returned twice to the home and pulled seven more snakes out.

However, Wolf has reason to believe that was not the last of the reptiles. The foundation of the home was built around rocks and snakes ‘can come and go as they please’, he said, according to HuffPost.

The snakes were Pacific rattlesnakes, according to Wolf.

Pacific rattlesnakes give birth to four to 21 babies from August to October, according to the Burke Museum in Seattle. Female Pacific rattlesnakes may gather in one den to give birth.

They eat reptiles, amphibians, small mammals and birds with venom that kills their prey. Rattlesnakes usually attack humans only when they feel threatened.

The woman’s identity was not disclosed.

She lives in Santa Rosa and did not want to be identified so her neighbors would not panic, KRON 4 reported.

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