According to Jacksonville Beach Police Department, a homeless person who claimed to be God’s agent was seen walking in Jacksonville Beach with a large rattlesnake on Monday morning.
Sergeant. Larry Smith said that First Coast News received a call regarding a man with a snake measuring 6-8 feet in length.
The police arrived on the scene and told the man that they would throw the snake in their car. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission was called by police, who then successfully captured the snake.
FWC stated that they would move the snake back to its natural habitat. The reason the homeless man was holding the snake is not known. It is also unclear if he was hurt while holding it.
Only six of the 44 snake species found in Florida are venomous. These include three rattlesnakes, the diamond-backed Eastern rattlesnake and the dark dwarf rattlesnake.
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