Oct 13, 2021 13:27 GMT
A team of specialists came to remove the reptiles, but they suspect there could be more.
Reptile rescuers from Sonoma County, California, have discovered a den of more than 90 rattlesnakes under a woman’s home, reports HuffPost.
It was a veritable multitude of snakes entangled with each other, of all sizes, both adult and newborn, as evidenced by a series of photos shared by the rescue service.
«Last week I got a call from a lady who said she had snakes under her house,» wrote Alan Wolf, director of the rescue, in a Facebook post on October 3. The specialist indicated that almost after four hours of work in the house they managed to recover 59 young and 22 adults.
Wolf said that after making two more visits they recovered seven more snakes, and he suspects that is not all. Because the house’s foundations are built around rocks, these animals «can come and go as they please,» he said.
The reptiles found were Pacific rattlesnakes, known to be the most poisonous in North America.
According to the Burke Museum in Seattle, these snakes give birth to their young between the months of August and October. Females often gather in a single burrow to give birth, the museum explained.