Rattlesnake captured by ‘Snake Chaser’ at popular beach destination

Otto I. Eovaldi

Picture making the most of a working day in Myrtle Seashore and looking at a rattlesnake in the surf.

It took place Tuesday at Myrtle Seashore State Park.

Observe the video clip higher than of the snake remaining unveiled at its new residence.

A woman on the seaside spotted the snake whilst going for walks along the sand.

The park contacted Russell Cavender, the Snake Chaser, to aid out.

Cavender suggests he only receives a get in touch with for a rattlesnake on the beach about the moment just about every two many years.

He says that is a great detail due to the fact a rattlesnake could possibly only survive a working day or so in salt water.

Online video down below demonstrates additional of the snake:

According to Cavender, no make a difference how scary they glimpse, they need to have to be protected proper now due to the fact their population quantities are dwindling.

“The challenge with this snake is, is they are quickly killed since they’re so identifiable,” Cavender mentioned. “They permit you know they’re there. Now you could stroll across a copperhead all day lengthy and never ever see it and they never rattle their tail. That rattle is mainly a demise sentence to them. Folks listen to them, and they are fearful to demise of them, and they just, however, kill them.”

Cavender gathered the snake and dropped it in a swampy, rural place in Horry County, South Carolina.

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