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This Texan Wants to Change Your Misconceptions About Rattlesnakes

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The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake and humans have quite a history together, and it isn’t a pretty one. In the United States, the snake is responsible hundreds of bites and roughly four or five fatalities each year.

Because of this danger, thousands of these rattlesnakes are rounded up on an annual basis and killed. These snakes can be found all throughout the southern states, but are extremely common in Texas. They are characterized by the unique diamond shape pattern that is displayed on their back.

While they are responsible for a number of bites each year, as well as a few deaths, one Texan is determined to change how we view the Western Diamondback Rattlesnake. Enter Orry Martin, the Texas Snake Hunter.

Martin claims these rattlesnakes are actually really docile. Typically, the only time a human get bit is when the snake feels threatened by them. Usually, this occurs when you stumble upon them by mistake or accidentally step on them.

One great thing about these snakes is they actually help control the rodent and the rabbit population in the state of Texas. Without them, the state would become completely overrun by these creatures.

So, not only are these beautiful snakes, but they are helpful for the environment as well. Check out the video to learn more about these fabulous snakes.

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This Texan Wants to Change Your Misconceptions About Rattlesnakes