Texas police called to remove rattlesnake, 16 babies from electric company’s work area

A person is five times more likely to be killed by lightning than by a bite from this type of rattlesnake, TPWD officials say

A Texas police department received an unusual call this week to remove a 3.5-foot western diamondback rattlesnake and its 16 babies from an electric company’s work area in Manor, Texas.
A Texas police department received an unusual call this week to remove a 3.5-foot western diamondback rattlesnake and its 16 babies from an electric company’s work area in Manor, Texas. (Manor Police Department)

MANOR, Texas – A Texas police department received an unusual call this week to remove a 3.5-foot western diamondback rattlesnake and its 16 babies from an electric company’s work area.

The incident happened Wednesday at the Sunstate Equipment Company in Manor, Texas.

The Manor Police Department posted a video of the snakes’ removal on Facebook, warning residents that this type of snake sighting should always be reported to Animal Control for removal.

This 3.5 foot Western Diamond Back rattle snake was found with her 16 babies (photos in comment) in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on 290 here in Manor. These snakes should never be handled and should be reported to Animal Control for removal.

Posted by Manor Police Department on Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The post reads, “This 3.5 foot Western Diamond Back rattlesnake was found with her 16 babies (photos in comment) in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on 290 here in Manor. These snakes should never be handled and should be reported to Animal Control for removal.”

According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, these snakes can grow between 30 - 72 inches in length and are more commonly found among canyons, rocky cliffs, and nearby meadows.

TPWD officials say these snakes are venomous; however, a person is five times more likely to be killed by lightning than by a snakebite from this kind of rattlesnake.

To learn more about these rattlesnakes, click here.

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