Canebrake rattlesnake with two-inch head found under deck

A wildlife removal expert captured a monster rattle snake beneath a home near the old Six Flags in New Orleans East. Ryan Cook, who operates Gulf Coast Wildlife removal, said he got the call to after homeowners spotted the canebrake rattlesnake earlier this week.

“This thing gets out from underneath the deck and it’s pretty much the biggest rattlesnake, the biggest snake I’ve seen in Louisiana. Anything over 5 feet with a rattlesnake is considered a monster. This one was 5 foot 8 inches and has 13 rattles on it, so it’s been around a good long time,” Cook said. (Although one our readers challenges this, below.)

Remember, keep your yard clear, your grass short and don’t leave items lying around that snakes can use as habitat. Fill all holes so they don’t come in your house.

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