A 5-foot-long timber rattlesnake was found near the entrance of an office building near Massachusetts’ Blue Hills Reservation, just outside of Boston, on Tuesday.
Massachusetts Environmental Police officers relocated the snake, as timber rattlesnakes are an endangered species. While they are venomous, officials say they are not aggressive and generally won’t bother people if they are left alone.
The last death in Massachusetts due to a timber rattlesnake bite was in 1791.
Timber rattlesnakes differ from other rattlesnakes in that they don’t have stripes or bands on their heads, and they have a solid black tail.
You can view video of an officer catching the snake on the Massachusetts Environmental Police Facebook page.