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Venomous Rattlesnake Found Near Massachusetts Go-Kart Track

Environmental Police officers captured the snake near X1 Boston and released it "far, far from Braintree''

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    Venomous Rattlesnake Found Near Massachusetts Go-Kart Track
    Mark Kostich/Adobe
    Timber rattlesnake.

    Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot.

    Braintree police say the timber rattlesnake was discovered Wednesday night near X1 Boston.

    Experts think the rattlesnake likely came from the nearby 6,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation, which has a known rattlesnake population.

    Environmental Police officers captured the snake and released it "far, far from Braintree,'' back in the reservation.

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    The snake is an endangered species in Massachusetts, and it is illegal to kill one.

    While a bite from the snake can kill, there have been no reported human fatalities in the state since 1791.

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