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Rattlesnake leaves Home Depot customers shaken

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, August 14 2015 Aug 14, 2015 August 14, 2015 9:04 PM August 14, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

SPRINGHILL, Tenn. - A Home Depot store in central Tennessee shut down when a customer had a run in with a rattlesnake in the garden section.

The manager of the store, TJ Thompson said he shut down part of the store and called wildlife experts. They came quickly and took the intruder out of the store.

Animal Pro technician Adam Warden said the rattlesnake tried to attack the tongs being used to capture him. He bared his fangs and tried to bite the stick as it removed the animal from underneath one of the shelves.

The venomous reptile is native to that part of the country. Officials think it may have wandered into the store from a nearby field.

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