The Snake

I’ve been working in the office here at Nuisance Wildlife for about 6 weeks, (I worked at home for them previously) so I haven’t been around the “real” inner workings of an animal control or nuisance wildlife company before. It has definitely been an eye-opening experience to see what happens behind the scenes.

Now I expect to see rats, raccoons, armadillos, opossums, or other assorted critters that have been captured, so imagine my surprise when I came into the office the other day and found that we had captured a 10 ft. python who was now hanging around in a cage out back until we could determine where we could relocate him. Now, I’m not scared of snakes at all, but I can’t say the same about our office manager… let’s just say none of us knew she could jump onto a desk that quickly!!

Of course I had to take a look at it, then get a picture so I could show off my “grandma’s cool street cred” to the grandkids. The kids (and my husband) got a kick out of it, but it amazed me how many of my friends were shocked that I would even pick up that snake.

Eventually, we were able to relocate the snake (now named “Crosby”) to a wildlife refuge at Mixon Farms. A special thank you to Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue for making that happen. He was too gentle and beautiful of an animal to have to destroy. That’s the way we like the stories to end here at Nuisance Wildlife Removal!

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