Border agents and migrants encounter a rattlesnake near the border in Texas
Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents encountered an angry rattlesnake while escorting a group of migrants near the Texas border with Mexico. The snake and the group of migrants eventually separated without further incident.
Del Rio Area Chief Patrol Officer Jason D. Owens tweeted a photo of a rattlesnake ready to strike as a group of officers and migrants made their way through the brush . The photo illustrates just one of the dangers faced by officers, their K-9 partners, and migrants when crossing this region of the border.
Our Border Patrol agents and the migrants in our care were all a bit “shaken” by this encounter. We are happy to report that everyone, including our little friend the snake, continued to go about their business safely. Thank you officers and stay safe out there! pic.twitter.com/EQvhMcRk0k
– Chief Patrol Officer Jason D. Owens (@USBPChiefDRT) May 23, 2023
Chief Owens said officers and migrants were “a little ‘frozen'” by the encounter with the poisonous snake. “We are happy to report that everyone, including our little friend the snake, continued to operate safely,” Owens wrote.
A migrant trying to reach the Mexico/Texas border, not far from where this incident took place, had to be rescued by Mexican authorities after being bitten by a rattlesnake near the Rio Grande, Breitbart reported Texas in 2021.
The Del Rio area is quickly becoming the busiest area along the US-Mexico border after falling in recent months. Despite the efforts of Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s Operation Lone Star, migrants continue to cross the border seeking asylum, Breitbart Texas reported.
In three hours, more than a hundred migrants in groups consisting of single adults and family units with young children managed to cross the Rio Grande, clear the barriers and finally surrender to Border Patrol agents. who transported the migrants to a nearby processing facility. The steady flow of migrants did not appear to be hampered by DHS’s recent warning about applying sanctions under US Code: Title 8 after the CDC’s Title 42 immediate deportation order expired.
The Del Rio area averages more than 1,000 migrant arrests a day, according to a law enforcement source. The numbers have been rising daily for the past week to reach over 1,400 on Tuesday May 23.
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