6-foot-long rattlesnake found after nearly attacking dog

A woman is on high alert after she says a six-foot-long rattlesnake nearly attacked her dog Friday.20-year-old...

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 9:16 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 9:16 AM

A woman is on high alert after she says a six-foot-long rattlesnake nearly attacked her dog Friday.

20-year-old Willow says she let her small dog out just before 10 a.m. Friday on the 7100 block of Mariposa Street.

According to the 20-year-old, the dog started running around when she noticed a snake. She quickly grabbed the dog and started running back inside.

Firefighters responded and found the massive red diamond rattlesnake cozying up net to some rocks near a fence line.

A firefighter was able to safely remove the snake with tongs. Crew say this rattlesnake is the largest they've ever seen.

After being fed and taken care of by a 3rd party, the snake will be released into the wild.

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