LEE COUNTY, Fla. — A large Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake was spotted in a Lee County neighborhood.
South District deputies were called to the scene. Deputy Jim VanPelt, a licensed FWC large constrictor, used his training and proper equipment to catch the snake.
Lee County Deputies wrangling the venomous snake.
The rattler was safely relocated to a desolated area.
Eastern Diamondback rattlesnakes are known to be the largest rattlesnake species in the United States.
“If you encounter a venomous animal, do not approach it and contact a licensed professional for removal,” said the Lee County Sheriff’s Office post.