PHOTO: 5-foot-long rattlesnake found in driveway

September 6, 2011 


Joe Maffo, owner of Critter Management, caught this diamondback rattlesnake Tuesday on Hilton Head Island. Maffo said the snake was 5 feet, 5 inches long and weighed 25 pounds. "It was huge," he said. He caught it near the Barony Beach Club in Port Royal Plantation after a guest saw it slide across a sidewalk and into the hedges. Maffo said that over the years he has caught 10 rattlesnakes on the island, but this was the largest.

The Island Packet is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service