“How is this possible? It’s quite simple; rattlesnakes are secretive and can be very cryptic,” Nathan Hawkins wrote on his Facebook page. “They rely heavily on their camouflage. This is simply how they survive. Just because you don’t see them doesn’t mean they aren’t there.” Also according to the latest official figures about 7,000 people, a year are bitten by venomous snakes in the US, with only 0.2 percent ending in death.
Nathan Hawkins of Big Country Snake Removal adds that property owners should have their homes checked regularly for snake infestations and said that they shouldn’t be afraid. “Rattlesnakes are an absolute necessity for the ecosystems, and people have an irrational fear about them,” a company spokesman said. This rattlesnake is trying to get away.
2. Advice From The McFadden’s
Isac and his brothers had some words of wisdom for other kids who will encounter snakes in their homes. “If you find a snake,” they told KXVA, “always get an adult.” Well said. Especially rattlesnakes are a venomous type of snake. Good thing they had the presence of mind and was able to think quickly.
1. All Is Well
The grand total for the day was 24 snakes, including the dead one that was still floating around in its watery grave. Nathan Hawkins doesn’t kill the snakes he catches. Instead, he relocates or donates them to schools so they can study them. This bunch, he set them free at an undisclosed location.
Needless to say the whole ‘snake in the toilet’ bit took off on social media once pictures were posted, and made for one hell of a sales pitch for the snake removal expert.
This was a good marketing opportunity for the snake expert. But thankfully, nobody got hurt in the McFadden family and in the snake family. All is well that ends well. But now that you know these things could happen, you might want to check the toilet every time you use it.
We’re not scaring you, just a friendly word of advice.