Giant Rattlesnake Found Under Arizona Couple’s Bed, Snake Was Pregnant
Mitchell Hawkins, a rattlesnake catcher with, Rattlesnake Solutions posted a photo on Facebook of a large pregnant rattlesnake that had to be removed from under a couple’s bed in Phoenix, Arizona, on Aug. 31:
Most of the time that we respond to a “rattlesnake in the house!” call, it ends up being a Nightsnake. Not this time … Mitch responded to his home and a big Western Diamondback Rattlesnake was found just like this.
Hawkins also recalled the incident to McClatchy News:
I left my snake tongs in the car, since snakes like these I generally just grab them with my hands and put them in the bucket. I opened the bedroom door and looked down to see a giant western diamondback rattlesnake — that was also pregnant — sitting under the bed.
Hawkins said he “gently” removed the “nearly five foot” snake with his snake tongs:
Snakes are not aggressive. They are defensive when they feel threatened and rightfully so. The world is a scary place when you are 2 inches off the ground and everything wants to eat you.