45 Rattlesnakes Found Under Texas House

As far as phobias go, being afraid of snakes isn't that unusual. But even if you're not bothered by them, the sight of dozens of them is probably not exactly going to make you feel comfortable - so if you're not keen, look away now.

Big Country Snake Removal see our slithery little mates on the regular, but even they were shocked when they arrived at a Texas house to find 45 rattlesnakes in its foundations.

The company made a point of saying that the house, located in Albany, about 150 miles west of Dallas, was well kept - proving that snakes can infest any home, no matter how clean or dirty it is.

The homeowner had contacted the removal service after seeing 'a few' down there, when he went down to check out an electrical problem in his house.

Nathan Hawkins, who runs the snake removal business, wrote on Facebook: "Our day started off with a quick removal in Woodson, Texas. After the Woodson removal, we headed back south to a house between Baird and Albany.

"Due to the high winds, their TV/cable was acting up, so a gentleman crawled under to see what was going on. He saw a few snakes and quickly crawled out.

"The interesting thing here was they only see a few each year, their yard was very well kept and their house was nice and clean.

"My point is, we run into this scenario often, and people don't think it can happen to them. As I stated in the teaser video, rattlesnakes don't care how nice your house is or what kind car you drive - they care simply about survival.

"We arrived around lunchtime and as soon as I crawled under I could immediately see that there was far more than a few."

Credit: Facebook/Big Country Snake Removal
Credit: Facebook/Big Country Snake Removal

As you can see from the video above, some of the snakes were less than happy about being disturbed. One writhes around making a frankly horrendous rattling noise, before being removed with a special snake removal tool.

They removed the 45 reptiles, the biggest of which was five-and-a-half feet long.

According to reports, a new cross breed of the creature called a 'supersnake' is on the rise. Last year, scientists tested a selection of snakes, and found that two breeds - the Burmese and Indian python - have been breeding. They're said to be highly adaptable to multiple terrains, and able to survive in extreme conditions.

They've mainly been seen in the Everglades in Florida - think I'll give that one a miss for my next holiday.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Big Country Snake Removal

Amelia Ward

Amelia Ward is a journalist at LADbible. She studied Multimedia Journalism at the University of Salford, before going on to work in music PR. She has also written for the M.E.N Group and various other publications.

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