5-foot rattlesnake caught ‘dancing’ atop tree in New Mexico

There was an added complication to keen hunter Frank Gonzales’s scouting trip in Nutt, New Mexico, on August 19.Gonzales spotted a five-foot-long rattlesnake that appeared to be dancing in the high branches of a tree while he was scouting suitable ground for the upcoming hunting season.Uploading the unnerving sight to Facebook, Gonzales wrote: “Not only did we have to watch for rattlesnakes on the ground but the dang trees too.” Credit: Frank Gonzales via Storyful

Watch the video here.

Arkansas snake flying home after hitching a 2,000-km ride to Canada in truck tires

a close up of a snake: This snake made a long journey from the U.S. to Canada, and now it's heading home, the Toronto Wildlife Centre says.
© Toronto Wildlife Centre This snake made a long journey from the U.S. to Canada, and now it’s heading home, the Toronto Wildlife Centre says.

“A young western rat snake that snuck into a shipment of transport truck tires for a long ride to Canada is being flown back home.”

Read all about this snake’s wild ride here.

Aesop’s fable… updated

A bobcat’s vicious takedown of a rattlesnake has gone viral after a realtor shared a video of the pair facing off on an Arizona sidewalk. In footage captured by real estate agent Laura Lucky while she was showing a home in north Scottsdale, the bobcat can be seen repeatedly attempting to control the snake as…

via This Bobcat’s Suspenseful Fight With a Rattlesnake Has Gone Viral — TIME