Seeing GoPro camera footage of a venomous snake capture while in a crawl space is definitely exciting and rare for most people, but for snake catchers it can be a part of the average day on the job.
Brett Parker is a Firefighter/Paramedic in Canyon Lake, Texas who has over 25 years of experience with snakes. At the age of 35, he runs a Canyon Lake-base snake removal business that offers top quality property inspections, educational classes, and birthday party interactions with live snakes.
Claustrophobia and the fear of snakes is something that many people can relate to, but Parker doesn’t seem to mind either of these things – even if they’re happening at the same time. Recently Parker found himself face to face with a western diamondback rattlesnake while underneath the crawlspace of a house, and captured a video of the entire thing.
The western diamondback, which can exceed seven feet in length, is one of the largest species of rattlesnake which lends to its fearsome reputation. Most of the time, these snakes mind their own business and will only strike when confronted, or when they feel threatened. Typically, before a strike or bite ever occurs, it’s preceded with a warning rattle.
The video Parker uploaded to his Facebook page shows footage of him grabbing the snake with tongs, and wrestling it into a container, before safely exiting from underneath the home.
Check out the video below!