Indiana conservation officers are reporting that a Jackson County homeowner needed help, after finding a timber rattlesnake in his garage. But when officers arrived, they found two more nearby.
DNR reports that the officers summoned retired Capt. Tony Wilson, who serves as the quartermaster. Wilson, a trained and renowned reptile expert, was able to capture and remove the snakes.
Timber rattlesnakes are one of four venomous snake species in Indiana. Those also include the copperhead, cottonmouths and eastern Massasauga rattlesnake. The timber rattlesnakes are an endangered species, according to DNR, and are only found in south central Indiana.