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Hortonville Police squash rumors of 14-foot rattlesnake in the area

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Posted at 5:50 AM, Jun 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-12 06:54:39-04

HORTONVILLE, Wis. — Hortonville Police say a rumor going around that a 14-foot rattlesnake has been spotted in the area is not true.

It was determined to be a Fox (Pine) snake.

A witness said it was making a rattling sound which is common when a Fox snake feels threatened.

There were also rumors that someone released the snake into the wild from a neighborhood. Police say that is not true either. Fox snakes are common.

Police say two local DNR wardens were unable to locate the snake.

Fox snakes are not venomous.

For more information on Fox snakes, click here.