New York Man Finds Rattlesnake Under Car Hood
New York man finds rattlesnake under his car hood. My first reaction to that headline is "Wait a minute, there are Rattlesnakes in New York?" I thought it would be way too cold for them to survive year round. But a man near Binghamton found they do exist.
The New York Department of Environmental Conservation received a call from a man in the Town of Hancock. The guy had popped the hood to jump-start his vehicle when he heard a rattle that sounded like a snake. His ears weren't lying, coiled in the center of the engine block was a Timber Rattlesnake.
Conservation officer, Mark Vencak, and Lt. Nate Ver Hague responded to the scene and found the snake had wrapped itself around the battery. One held the snake, while the other uncoiled it from engine parts. They then released to back into the wild.