The owner of a California home recently found nearly 100 rattlesnakes living under her house.
Al Wolf, director of the non-profit Sonoma County Reptile Rescue, was tasked with removing the snakes. Wolf, a real rattlesnake wrangler, loves his job despite the risks. He has been bitten 13 times.
Wolf has been rescuing and removing rattlesnakes from properties for 32 years.
He thought he’d seen every fang and heard every rattle until recently when a homeowner spotted a snake going underneath her mountainside home.
The snake count quickly multiplied, reaching 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, and higher. Wolf said there were a total of 92 rattlesnakes under the house.
“I was tickled pink; I wish that happened every day to me,” he said.
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He even needed a bigger bucket to remove all the adult and baby rattlesnakes found under the house.
All the snakes will be released into rural Sonoma County. Wolf doesn’t expect to find 100 snakes again, but he can hope.
“Gimme 300, as long as I can have enough containers; I’ll do it all day long,” he said.