A temporary nest of TWENTY hissing rattlesnakes is removed from an Arizona garage by a very brave pest controller
- A professional snake eliminator was called to an Arizona man’s garage after spotting a few snakes hiding around his water heater.
- Marissa Maki – the expert on duty – filmed the moment she removed TWENTY Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes
- This is a record number of snakes discovered in a single call.
Bloodcurdling video footage shows the moment an intrepid pest controller caught 20 rattlesnakes in an Arizona garage after the creepy crawlies refused to come out through a cracked door.
Snake removal expert Marissa Maki was sent to a garage in Mesa, Arizona, where she confronted a record number of rattlesnakes during a single call.
An Arizona homeowner called a rattlesnake solutions team after spotting a few adult snakes and babies.
He had broken down his garage door in hopes the snakes would go away, but a few days later they were still hanging around where he found them.
The man told Maki, “You’d think after 23 years in Arizona I’d be used to this.” I tried not to panic, but…’
Arizona homeowner set record for most snakes ever removed in one call.
Marissa Maki was the courageous professional snake remover who came to the rescue of an Arizona homeowner with 20 rattlesnakes in his garage.
He was too scared to assess the snake situation from inside the garage and said, “I tried to wait for them,
“I only saw them when I glanced around the corner.”
Maki began by picking up a mother snake with a grasping tool and calmly placing it in a large bucket. The average length of an adult Western Diamondback rattlesnake is four to six feet.
The snake expert was shocked by the number of snakes that kept popping up. She said: “That’s a lot of snakes. It’s crazy – I’m not going to lie, it’s crazy.
“Adults molt, babies molt…wow.”
These terrifying creatures can live up to 20 years and use their venom to immobilize their prey, including birds, reptiles and small mammals. Western diamondback rattlesnake bites are rarely fatal, with only one in 600 bites containing enough venom to cause death.
Western diamondback rattlesnakes are a venomous member of the viper family that can be found in the southwestern United States and Mexico.
The rattlesnakes hissed and rattled violently as Maki pulled them out and wriggled on top of each other in the deep bucket.
Maki calmly collected the 20 snakes one by one, then released them into the Arizona dessert.
Western diamondback rattlesnakes can be four to six feet long as adults and can live up to 20 years.
Maki had to grab an entire bucket to hold the babies – which she thought came from several different moms in the snake squad.
She even had to use large tweezers to get the right angle for the babies hiding in the crevices of the garage.
Marissa explained that the snakes usually hang around for about 10 days waiting for their skin to fall off before moving on again.
She finished her expedition by bringing the buckets of snakes to the Arizona desert and letting all the creatures roam free in wide open spaces.
After taking a final count of the snakes, she concluded there were two mother snakes, three other adults and 15 babies. One of the adult snakes was pregnant and had not yet given birth to her babies.