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Timber Rattlesnake Found in Quincy, Massachusetts Neighborhood

The venomous snake was reported outside a home on Grove Street



    (Published Friday, Aug. 12, 2016)

    Police were called to a report of a Timber rattlesnake in a residential neighborhood in Quincy, Massachusetts on Thursday night.

    The rattlesnake was found coiled up near the steps of a home on Grove Street. Massachusetts Environmental Police were called in and were able to remove the animal without incident.

    Experts say the snake was likely looking for water.

    While they are endangered, Timber rattlesnake sightings are not unusual in this part of Massachusetts. In fact, their habitat in the nearby Blue Hills Reservation has led to the reptiles being spotted in Quincy before.

    Back in 105, a 5-foot-long rattlesnake turned up outside a Braintree office park.

    The snake captured Thursday was released back into the Blue Hills Reservation.

    The Timber rattlesnake is one of only two species of venomous snakes in New England.

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