I know, it’s very unsettling to get up in the morning, take a quick shower then be greeted by the tell-tell, hair raising sound of a rattlesnake in you closet, so what do you do?
Once you recover from the shock, call me at 972-542-1707 I can help
Make sure someone keeps an eye on the snake, they are confused and unpredictable, it is imperative you keep eyes on the snake, nothing is more problematic then having a snake in the house and not knowing where it is.
Q. How can I tell the difference between a rattlesnake and a harmless non-venomous snake?
A. Rattlesnakes can usually be identified by two key characteristics that non-venomous snakes lack. First, they have a broad triangular head, narrow neck and thick body. Secondly, they have a rattle on the end of their tail. Sometimes the rattle may be broken or missing, and the small button of a baby rattlesnakes rattle may be hard to see. If you can’t quickly determine from a safe distance whether a snake is a rattlesnake or not, leave it alone.
Q. Will I alert a rattlesnake in my house if I make a lot of noise?
A. No. Snakes do not have external ears and are essentially deaf; however, they are very sensitive to vibrations. Therefore, although they may not hear you approaching, they will probably “feel” your footsteps as you get closer to them.
Q. How far can a rattlesnake strike?
A. As a rule of thumb, rattlesnakes can, at best, strike a distance of two-thirds their total body length. For example, a three foot long snake may be able to strike a distance of two feet. Always keep a safe distance from any snake.
The very best course of action is to give me a call at 972-542-1707 I can help identify the snake species, figure out how it got in your home and seal the home up so this does not happen again.