Beaufort News

PHOTO: 5-foot-long rattlesnake found in driveway

Photo by Matt Kraycar of Critter Management

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.