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Large Timber rattlesnakes removed from Indiana man's garage

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Aug 22, 2019

JACKSON COUNTY — An Indiana man had to call for a little help after he found a large Timber rattlesnake hiding in his garage.

Indiana Department of Natural Resources Conservation officers responded to the man's Jackson County home. While helping to deal with the snake in the garage, conservation officers spotted two more Timber rattlesnakes nearby.

The conservation officers called in Quartermaster Capt. Tony Wilson, who is a trained and renowned reptile expert, to help remove the three snakes.

Timber Rattlesnakes are considered endangered and according to the Indiana DNR they are one of only four venomous snakes in the state. Timber Rattlesnakes are generally found in south central Indiana and are often confused with the eastern Hognose, Gray Ratsnake and Bullsnake.

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