Nearly 100 rattlesnakes found living under Santa Rosa home

15 October 2021

A Santa Rosa woman’s call to a reptile rescue organization regarding snakes under her home led to the discovery of dozens of rattlesnakes earlier this month, KTLA sister station KRON in San Francisco reports.

Al Wolf, the director of Sonoma County Reptile Rescue Al Wolf, was called out to retrieve the snakes from the home on Oct. 2.

He went underneath the house, where he found the first snake, then the second snake — and then a third. He later encountered baby snakes.

It turned out there was an active den beneath the woman’s house, according to Wolf. The snakes were having babies and had apparently been there for quite some time.

The snakes were identified as northern Pacific rattlesnakes, which are considered one of the deadliest snakes in Northern California.

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