I wondered if the guy from Animal Control would look like Crocodile Dundee. He did sort of, but not so much. Maybe a little older and tamer version.
You probably thought I would be taking videos of sea gulls and pelicans and little sandpipers scurrying across the sand. And I was trying to yesterday, but the wind was so fierce, small particles of sand were pelting my skin and I started worrying about my camera. According to Mark, Hurricane Katia was creating winds and waves along the eastern shoreline.
When I grew weary of being pummeled by the wind and needled by the sand, we moved to the pool. And that’s where the real excitement was taking place.
A crowd of people were gathered around the shrubbery beside the sidewalk leading to the beach. Not being able to resist, I took my camera and wandered over. Although I couldn’t see it until later, I was told a large rattle snake was in the bushes. Wild horses couldn’t have pulled me away. I’d never seen a rattler before.
My video shows what happened after Crocodile Dundee the elder showed up. He’s wearing green. The guys in blue work for the resort. It’s all in a day’s work.
If you listen carefully, once the snake is on the ground, you can hear the rattle of the tail above the sound of the wind.
At first I worried they killed the snake during the extraction, but found out later that they just choked him enough to get him in a bag. I saw the bag wiggling as Crocodile Dundee the elder left with it firmly tied and grasped in his gloved hand. Just like in the movies.
The snake’s ultimate fate remains unknown, but it was likely returned to the wild at a distant location. You can read more about Animal Control and snakes at Hilton Head here.
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