A household spending the day on Fontana Lake in North Carolina was shocked to see a rattlesnake swimming towards their boat.
On July 14, Wayne Robbins and his household have been having fun with a summer time day on the lake when a timber rattlesnake slithered towards their boat. A passenger captured video of the terrifying scene, which Robbins posted on Instagram the following day.
Robbins’ youngsters may be heard screaming within the background of the video, which has garnered greater than 2,000 views as of Wednesday afternoon.
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“Oh my god!” one little one screamed.
“That’s a rattlesnake!” Robbins replied.
“Drive now!” one other little one may be heard yelling because the snake tried to climb aboard the boat.
The snake paused for a couple of seconds on the again of the boat earlier than Robbins efficiently shooed it away.
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“That is our second time at that lake and the primary timber rattlesnake we’ve ever encountered,” he advised NBC12, including that the encounter did not cease the household from moving into the water that day.
Rattlesnakes can swim, the California Division of Fish and Wildlife confirmed. Timber rattlesnakes, extra particularly, are able to swimming on the water’s floor and underneath it.