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Florida woman shares photos of rattlesnake on beach

Horrifying moment a giant RATTLESNAKE washed ashore and slithered across Florida beach

  • Florida beachgoers were stunned when they spotted a rattlesnake on a beach
  • Rhonda Saunders snapped photos of the snake while at the beach Tuesday
  • She also told the Pensacola News Journal the snake seemed to be ‘exhausted’ 
  • Animal control arrived on scene and used a net to help the snake from the water
  • Witnesses said it was a diamondback. Wildlife officials have not confirmed

Florida beachgoers were stunned when they watched a rattlesnake appear in the surf and struggle onto the sand.

Rhonda Saunders was at the beach with her daughters Tuesday when she and others watched the snake struggling to keep its head above the water. 

She shared photos of the incident on social media with the caption: ‘Rattlesnake on the beach. 

‘If the alligators and sharks haven’t stopped me, ya’ll think a dinky little diamondback will keep me out of the water?’ 

Rhonda Saunders snapped photos of the snake while on a Florida beach Tuesday

Witnesses said it was a diamondback rattlesnake. Wildlife officials have not confirmed

Witnesses said it was a diamondback rattlesnake. Wildlife officials have not confirmed

The venomous reptile emerged while stunned locals watched 

The venomous reptile emerged while stunned locals watched 

She also told the Pensacola News Journal the snake seemed to be ‘exhausted’ and weak. 

Saunders said a crowd gathered to watch as the snake fought its way to shore.

She said they felt sorry for it, but she had not intentions of helping it.

Witnesses said it was a diamondback rattlesnake. 

Wildlife officials have not confirmed what type of snake it was.

Saunders (above) said a crowd gathered to watch as the snake fought its way to shore

Saunders (above) said a crowd gathered to watch as the snake fought its way to shore

The News Journal reported that animal control arrived on scene and used a net to help the snake from the water into a carrier. 

The snake didn’t fight back. 

‘An animal control officer scooped him up with a long-handled net, and dropped him into a carrier,’ Saunders told the newspaper.

Saunders added that there was ‘not much fight left’ in the snake.

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