BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot.
Braintree police say the timber rattlesnake was discovered Wednesday night near X1 Boston.
Experts think the rattlesnake likely came from the nearby 6,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation, which has a known rattlesnake population.
Environmental Police officers captured the snake and released it “far, far from Braintree,” back in the reservation.
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The snake is an endangered species in Massachusetts, and it is illegal to kill one.
While a bite from the snake can kill, there have been no reported human fatalities in the state since 1791.