6-foot-long rattlesnake found after nearly attacking dog

A woman is on high alert after she says a six-foot-long rattlesnake nearly attacked her dog Friday.20-year-old...

Posted: Aug 1, 2018 10:16 AM
Updated: Aug 1, 2018 10:16 AM

A woman is on high alert after she says a six-foot-long rattlesnake nearly attacked her dog Friday.

20-year-old Willow says she let her small dog out just before 10 a.m. Friday on the 7100 block of Mariposa Street.

According to the 20-year-old, the dog started running around when she noticed a snake. She quickly grabbed the dog and started running back inside.

Firefighters responded and found the massive red diamond rattlesnake cozying up net to some rocks near a fence line.

A firefighter was able to safely remove the snake with tongs. Crew say this rattlesnake is the largest they've ever seen.

After being fed and taken care of by a 3rd party, the snake will be released into the wild.

Article Comments

West Lafayette
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 14°
Kokomo
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 14°
Rensselaer
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 16°
Fowler
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 13°
Williamsport
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 24°
Crawfordsville
Clear
21° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 21°
Frankfort
Clear
27° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 19°
Delphi
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 37° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 16°
Monticello
Clear
24° wxIcon
Hi: 36° Lo: 24°
Feels Like: 16°
Logansport
Clear
23° wxIcon
Hi: 35° Lo: 23°
Feels Like: 14°
After a Frosty Start to Friday, We'll Warm-Up Over the Weekend.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Community Events