PHOTO: Huge rattlesnake spotted near Bartow

Photo courtesy Cathy Terry.

BARTOW, Fla. (WFLA) — A massive rattlesnake was recently caught on camera near Bartow.

Cathy Terry sent News Channel 8 the photo she took of the snake from her truck just a few miles south of Bartow.

She describes the snake as a huge, fat eastern diamondback rattlesnake, and said it slithered across the road right in front of her.

Apparently, the snake was so long it took up about three-quarters of the width of the two-lane road.

Cathy says if they hadn’t looked out their window before getting out of the truck, they would have stepped right on it.

She tells News Channel 8 she’d like the photo to be a reminder for everyone to stay alert for snakes, not only in parks and woods, but even in their own backyard.


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