Rattlesnakes
Texas man had 45 snakes living under his house. Image Credit: Facebook/@Bigcountrysnakes

  • Man finds a 'few' snakes at his home 
  • Snake removers discover there are 45 snakes
  • Video of removal process goes viral

Dubai: Finding a snake in the house might give you a fright but what about finding 45 of the slithery creatures?

This is exactly what a Texas homeowner had to deal with. Due to the television cable having some issues, the owner crawled into a corner of the house and soon discovered a ‘few’ snakes.

Big Country Snake Removers were immediately called in to the home and upon an expert’s investigation, 45 snakes were caught. The procedure took hours to complete as each reptile was carefully extracted from the premises.

The company posted a nearly 18-minute long video on their official Facebook page on March 18 that has gone viral online and since received over 1.5 million views.

The video’s description gave more insight into the situation and the company also used it to spread awareness on the issue.

They warned people that such creatures could crawl into anyone’s house.

“The interesting thing here was they only see a few each year, their yard was very well kept and their house was nice and clean... My point is, we run into this scenario often, and people don’t think it can happen to them,” the description read.

They also explained that the snakes were simply trying to survive by seeking shelter in the home.

According to a report by USA Today, an American daily, the company’s owner, Nathan Hawkins said that the largest snake removed from the house was 5 1/2 feet long.

The clip received a lot of reactions from social media users who were alarmed by how snakes could be hiding in anyone’s home.

Tweep @Gym2Lift reacted on a video post: “I’m burning the whole house down...”

Twitter user @AlongsideWild, who describes himself as a biologist on his account, posted: “The thing about the 45 rattlesnakes living under the dude’s house. Do you think they just showed up the day he needed to crawl under there to fix the TV or whatever? No, he was living on top of dozens of rattlesnakes for who knows how long with no problem. That’s the take-home.”

Whereas, comedian Steve Hofstetter, @SteveHofstetter, took the opportunity to exercise his sense of humour: “A man in Texas found 45 rattlesnakes under his house after he crawled under to see why his cable went out. Could you even imagine what that would be like? To still have cable?”