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Timber rattlesnake in New Jersey relocated

August 9, 2018

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities have relocated a venomous timber rattlesnake after a woman in New Jersey found it under her car.

The woman contacted the state, which alerted its venomous snake response team earlier this month. The species is endangered in New Jersey and it is illegal for people to kill them.

Popcorn Park Zoo director John Bergmann wrote on Facebook that the homeowner kept an eye on the snake until the team arrived. The team distracted the snake from going under a shed and video shows members capturing it.

The snake was relocated away from homes.

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