A California woman who recently called a reptile rescue team about the snakes under her house learned that a den of more than 90 rattlesnakes had set up camp there.
Sonoma County Reptile Rescue shared photos earlier this month of tangled masses of rattlesnakes of all sizes.
“Last week I got a call from a lady who told me she had snakes under her house,” Rescue Director Alan Wolf wrote in a Facebook post.. “3 hours and 45 minutes later, that’s what I pulled out, 59 babies and 22 adults.”
Wolf said he had returned two more times since and had collected seven more snakes, but suspected there would be more, as the foundation of the house was built around rocks and the snakes. ” can come and go as they please “.
He did not disclose the woman’s name or the exact location of her home in Sonoma County.
Wolf said the snakes were rattlesnakes from the North Pacific, which the Burke Museum in Seattle, according to the Burke Museum in Seattle, give birth to 4 to 21 live young between the months of August and October. Many females often congregate in a single den to give birth, the museum said.
Snakes kill and eat small mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds using deadly venom for their prey. Rattlesnakes typically only bite humans when threatened or in self-defense. In case of a bite, humans should seek immediate medical attention, which involves treatment with an anti-venom.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.