150+ snakes removed from Colorado home

A stock photo of a garter snake displaying similar markings as those found en masse at the home. Photo Credit: photogramma1 (Flickr).

More than 150 snakes were removed from a residential property in Elizabeth, Colorado after a couple discovered a den of the reptiles beneath their backyard deck.

According to 9NEWS, the couple purchased the home in November 2018, with the snakes starting to appear at an alarming rate in the spring of 2019. As weather continued to get warmer, more snakes appeared, eventually being found inside of the home. When all was said and done, more than 150 snakes were relocated with the ordeal reportedly costing the couple $8,000.

Read more about the couples account and see images here or watch the video below:

A couple discovered a snake den underneath their back deck after they started springing up between the boards and slithering on the house.

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Though the species of snake was not mentioned in the initial report of the infestation, the striping is similar to that of the non-venomous striped whipsnake and the non-venomous western terrestrial garter snake, both of which are found in the Centennial State. Decide for yourself here.

Snakes are quite common in Colorado, with close to 30 different snake species calling the state home. Included in this collection are three deadly snakes – the prairie rattlesnake, the massasauga, and the midget faded rattlesnake. Colorado is also home to the bullsnake, which can grow to a stunning 88 inches in length.

If you happen to spot a snake and aren’t sure if it might be dangerous, contacting animal control is recommended. Generally, most snakes in Colorado are harmless and prefer to mind their own business.


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