Golfers in St. Petersburg, Florida, have been shocked after they noticed an enormous rattlesnake slither throughout the course.
Logan Ungerer and a few buddies have been at Mangrove Bay Golf Course on Columbus Day when Ungerer “noticed what appeared like a stick blowing within the wind on the inexperienced,” in response to Fox 13.
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Upon nearer inspection, he realized it wasn’t a stick in any respect — it was a snake.
The creature was possible a diamondback rattlesnake, David Steen, a conservation biologist, informed the Tampa Bay Occasions. Diamondbacks are mentioned to be the biggest venomous snake in North America, reaching as much as eight toes in size, Nationwide Geographic experiences.
Steen referred to as the sighting “uncommon.”
“Snakes are usually secretive creatures that don’t have anything to realize from interacting with folks, so it’s uncommon for a snake like this to be discovered within the open on a golf course,” Steen mentioned. “It’s possible that the rattlesnake was merely noticed whereas touring from one forest patch to a different.”
Ungerer’s video has since gone viral and has been shared by publications throughout the nation.
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Ungerer informed Fox 13 the expertise was “exhilarating.”
“It is not daily you see an enormous rattlesnake on a inexperienced in Florida,” he added.