- 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.


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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide