New Jersey

Endangered, Venomous Snake Found Under New Jersey Woman's Car

Authorities have relocated a venomous timber rattlesnake after a woman in New Jersey found it under her car.

The woman contacted the state, which alerted its venomous snake response team earlier this month. The species is endangered in New Jersey and it is illegal for people to kill them.

Popcorn Park Zoo director John Bergmann wrote on Facebook that the homeowner kept an eye on the snake until the team arrived. The team distracted the snake from going under a shed and video shows members capturing it.

"I'm thrilled with the response from the public about relocating these kinds of snakes and not destroying them. They are an important part of our ecosystem." Bergmann told NBC10.

The snake was relocated away from homes.

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