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US More than 90 snakes found under Northern California home

06:31  16 october  2021
06:31  16 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

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Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. But the work paid off. He used a 24-inch (60-centimeter) snake pole to remove 22 adult rattlesnakes and 59 babies when he first visited the home in the Mayacamas Mountains on Oct. 2. He returned another two times since and collected 11 more snakes . He also found a dead cat and dead possum.

Sonoma County Reptile Rescue found a snake den holding dozens of Northern Pacific rattlesnakes under a home in California 's Bay Area. Most are taken to unpopulated areas, but some snakes are released onto ranches as a form of pest control at the landowner's request. RELATED: Massive Snake Spotted in Pittsburgh Park Has Been Identified as 'Harmless Species'. The Santa Rosa home 's location on top of a rocky area that has access to the outdoors is an environment snakes like and serves as an ideal den spot for rattlesnakes.

This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP) © Provided by Associated Press This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate.

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Imagine you wake up one day and realize you share your home with almost 100 rattlesnakes – that was the reality for one homeowner in Santa Rosa, California . © Getty Images Rattlesnakes: Florida is home to three species of venomous rattlesnakes: the pygmy rattlesnake, the eastern diamondback Sonoma County Reptile Rescue posted on Facebook it was called to a residence claiming they had multiple rattlesnakes under their home . The group then shared a photo of the dozens of snakes they discovered. The post asked people, "what would you do?" To which one person responded "They can

More than 90 snakes were found under a California home , according to a reptile rescue group. "I got a call from somebody that said they had snakes under their house, 3 hours and 45 minutes later This is what I came out with," Sonoma County Reptile Rescue shared on Facebook earlier this month. Wolf told The Press Democrat that the number of snakes living in the foundation was likely because it is such a rocky area. Much of the rock was not removed when the home ’s foundation lines were dug. The homeowner asked to remain anonymous in case the discovery upsets her neighbors, according to the

Wolf, director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, said he crawled under the mountainside home in Santa Rosa and found a rattlesnake right away, then another and another. He got out from under the house, grabbed two buckets, put on long, safety gloves, and went back in. He crawled on his hands, knees and stomach, tipping over more than 200 small rocks.

This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP) © Provided by Associated Press This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP)

“I kept finding snakes for the next almost four hours,” Wolf said Friday. “I thought ‘oh, good, it was a worthwhile call’ but I was happy to get out because it’s not nice, you run into spider webs and dirt and it smells crappy and it’s musty and you’re on your belly and you’re dirty. I mean it was work.”

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But recently when he was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house he was surprised to find more than 90 snakes getting ready to hibernate. Wolf is the director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue. He says he crawled under the mountainside home in Santa Rosa and found a rattlesnake right away, then another and another. He removed 22 adult rattlesnakes and 59 babies on Oct. 2. He returned another two times since and collected 11 more snakes .

More than 90 snakes were found under a Sonoma, California , home , according to a reptile rescue group. The post has garnered a good deal of reaction. "Go very far away. Snakes are my least favorite thing," one person answered. More than 80 snakes were found under a home in Sonoma, Calif.Sonoma County Reptile Rescue. The post from Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, which included pictures of the snakes in clusters, said final count of the creatures was 59 babies and 22 adults.

This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP) © Provided by Associated Press This Oct. 2, 2021 shows a group of venomous Northern Pacific rattlesnakes which were extracted from a under a home in Santa Rosa, Calif. Al Wolf is used to clearing one or two snakes from under houses but recently was called by a woman who said she had seen rattlesnakes scurry under her Northern California house and was surprised to find more than 90 rattlesnakes getting ready to hibernate. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue via AP)

But the work paid off. He used a 24-inch (60-centimeter) snake pole to remove 22 adult rattlesnakes and 59 babies when he first visited the home in the Mayacamas Mountains on Oct. 2. He returned another two times since and collected 11 more snakes. He also found a dead cat and dead possum.


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All the snakes were Northern Pacific rattlesnakes, the only venomous snake found in Northern California, he said.

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Terrifying haul of 90 snakes found under California home Al Wolf retrieves rattlesnakes from all over northern California and relocates them to ranches where they help control rodent populations. But the most he had previously come across under one home was six snakes . “I’ve never had a find

Al Wolf retrieves rattlesnakes from all over northern California and relocates them to ranches where they help control rodent populations. (Sonoma County Reptile Rescue). Just over three hours later, Mr Wolf had pulled out more than 80 rattlesnakes, 59 babies and 22 adults. He’s since gone back to the house twice more and retrieved another 11 snakes . After 30 years as director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, Mr Wolf is well accustomed to handling rattlesnakes. But the most he had previously come across under one home was six snakes .

Wolf, who has been rescuing snakes for 32 years and has been bitten 13 times, said he responds to calls about snakes under homes in 17 counties and has seen dozens of them in one place in the wild but never under a home.

He said he releases the rattlesnakes in the wild away from people and sometimes in private land when ranchers request them for pest control.

Wolf said there are plans to return to the house again before the end of the month to see if any more snakes arrived.

“We know it’s a den site already because of the babies, and the amount of females I found,” he said.

Rattlesnakes usually hibernate from October to April and look for rocks to hide under and warm places and will return to the same place year after year. The homeowners didn’t remove any rocks when they built the house, making it an attractive place for the reptiles, Wolf said.

“The snakes found the house to be a great place for them because the rocks give them protection but the house, too, gives them protection from being wet during the winter so, it's double insulation for them,” he said.

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