- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 26, 2017

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) - Authorities in Utah have taken a rattlesnake into custody after it was spotted in a city neighborhood.

KUTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/2v7VN5k ) the Bountiful City Police Department handled the snake on Tuesday.

The snake appears to be a Great Basin rattlesnake, a sub species of the Western rattlesnake.

A tweet credited Bountiful police Officer Syrett with taking the reptile “into protective custody.”

The great basin rattler is one of seven dangerous snake species in Utah.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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