Timber Rattlesnake Caught Near Atlanta

Our resident snake-wrangler Justin sent in this picture of a timber rattlesnake that he caught somewhere near Atlanta. I'm not sure exactly which town because he didn't tell me. But rattlers are pretty common all over Georgia, so it could have been anywhere.

Timber rattlesnakes (also called "canebrakes") are also one of Georgia's six venomous snake species. Like snakes in general, timber rattlesnakes are primarily beneficial animals; but they're also deadly, so they're not the kind of critters you want living under your front porch.

Removal of rattlers, copperheads, and other venomous snakes is pretty hazardous and specialized work. It's a really poor choice for a do-it-yourself job, especially if you're the type who doesn't always pick up new skills on the first try. With rattlesnakes, you may not get a second chance to get it right.

So don't try this at home, boys and girls. Call us instead. Rid-A-Critter humanely traps and relocates both venomous and non-venomous snakes throughout our tri-state service area. For more information about our snake-removal services in the Atlanta area, please visit us on the Web at http://atlanta.ridacritter.com/snake-removal-atlanta.php.
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