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Rattlesnakes spotted at Devil's Lake State Park [VIDEO]

Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-02 20:28:37-04

A camper spotted a Timber Rattlesnake at Devil's Lake State Park on Sunday. This is the second time the snake has been caught on camera this summer.

Early July, a hiker ran into a snake of the same breed on the east bluff at Devil's Lake State Park according to WISC-TV.

Devil's Lake confirms that there are rattlesnakes at the park, specifically the Timber Rattlesnake. They say the snakes tend to shy away from people so it's not often that people see them. They are usually not aggressive.

Timber Rattlers are a Protected Wild Animal in Wisconsin, so it is illegal to take or kill the animal unless there is an immediate life-threatening situation. There have been two verified deaths in Wisconsin from rattlesnake bites since 1900. 

If you are bitten by a Timber rattler you are advised to call 911 and try to remain calm.