DICKSON, Tenn. (WKRN) – An unexpected visitor tried to check into a Dickson motel Tuesday—a five-foot rattlesnake.
Vince Patel, the manager of the Super 8 Motel, said he spotted the venomous snake in the driveway rattling its tail.
“Am I dreaming? It’s like something out of a movie,” Patel told News 2.
Patel called Dickson County Animal Control right away after hearing the snake’s rattle.
“I was debating whether to open the door and go outside, but I did. It was a scary moment, I shall say,” Patel explained.
Eventually, the snake was captured by Animal Control before the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) was called to the scene.
It was transferred to a bucket and taken to a remote location on the Dickson-Humphreys County line.
Officials with the TWRA remind everyone that it is illegal to kill a snake in Tennessee. If you encounter one, the best policy is to leave it alone. Otherwise, call an Animal Control expert.