David Wooten killed two Timber Rattlesnakes in the front garden of his Drake Hills home in New Hope on Friday. The snakes were of particular concern to Wooten because his 2yr-old grandson was crawling inside his front room, mere feet from the spot where he discovered the ophidians. Wooten grabbed his machete and quickly moved to behead the two serpents.
“Normally, I’m scared to death of those things- but, you gotta do what you got to do” Wooten said.
Animal control told Wooten that snakes were probably about to mate when they were discovered. The smaller snake, a male, measured 3 feet 3 inches and the larger, a female, measured 3 feet 6 inches.
Wooten posed in front of his 1972 Chevy C-10 that he restored himself.0