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Diamondback rattlesnake arrives at Florida

Rhonda Saunders

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While relaxing on Pensacola Beach in Florida, many people noticed a snake swimming in from the ocean. People gathered around only to realize that it was a poisonous eastern diamondback rattlesnake.

The snake was spotted by many beachgoers on September 25th, 2018 around 4 p.. “Rhonda Saunders [a Florida resident] was at the beach with her daughters Tuesday when she and others watched the snake struggling to keep its head above the water.” according to the New York Post.

The snake had very little energy once he arrived to the shore. Although these snakes can swim they aren’t know for amazing swimming talent so it isn’t common to see them swimming in the ocean.

Although some Florida residents might be comfortable with this, Hillcrest student Luke Reuschel said if he saw a rattlesnake in the water he would probably run out.

Reuschel said he isn’t afraid of most snakes but with big poisonous snakes, he doesn’t want the hospital to be his next stop. Hillcrest student Annyka Scherschligt said that if she encountered a rattlesnake she would leave it just like Reuschel.

“Escambia County Animal Services rescued the snake, even though they technically weren’t supposed to,” as reported by Pensacola News Journal. Animal Services in Florida aren’t supposed to deal with venomous animals, but after receiving many concerned calls they decided to take care of the diamondback, so that no one would get attacked and everyone would feel safe.

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