I went out to the trash dumpster yesterday. Our lids have to be unchained as we have bear problems. I opened the lid and tossed my bag inside. And something was moving in there. It was so dark I couldn't tell what it was. I went back inside and returned with my flashlight. Something dark and round looking scurried underneath a bag of trash. After a few minutes of jostling things around, I discovered what the mystery creature was.
"911 what is your emergency..."
"There's a rattlesnake in the trash dumpster at my condo complex."
"A rattlesnake. This thing has 6 foot walls. I have no idea how it got in there, but I don't think it can get out and it might bite some unsuspecting person."
"It's not something we can help you with." They hung up. Then a few minutes go by and someone from the Wildlife and Parks calls me. I explained the snake had no way out and someone might get bit.
"How did it get in there?"
"How the hell should I know."
"We'll send someone out."
Some guy from animal control comes out. He can't find the snake. I think he thought I was a kook or maybe saw some tubing. Then it struck his pole and started rattling.
"Rattle Snake," I said.
Then some other guy from Parks & Wildlife comes buy and a deputy sheriff. Well, they finally got it out of there. And put it in a bucket and said they'd let it go out in the woods.