MANOR, Texas — Snakes sightings are certainly not uncommon in Texas, especially when temperatures start to rise. But some police in Manor were in for a surprise when they found a rattlesnake along with more than a dozen of its babies.
According to the Manor Police Department, they found a western diamondback rattlesnake that is about 3.5 feet long. The snake was found with her 16 babies in a work area at the Sunstate Equipment Company on Highway 290 in Manor.
The department shared a video of them carefully removing one of the snakes on Facebook.
"These snakes should never be handled and should be reported to Animal Control for removal," Manor PD added.
"There are a lot of legitimate [incidents] where it's hiding somewhere and people don't see it, but a lot of bites occur when people are messing with snakes and they shouldn't be," said Paul Crump, a herpetologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife.
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