Car overturns in Texas, unleashing 30 venomous snakes, alligator and a turtle

A venomous rattlesnake. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

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A venomous rattlesnake. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

It was a wild day on a South Bexar County, Texas, access road when a car overturned and dumped 30 venomous snakes, an alligator and a turtle onto the road.

According to the International Business Times, Richard LaBiche, a fire department spokesman, told a local TV channel that the driver of the car lost control of the vehicle when one of his rear tires blew out. The car then rolled over on the road.

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LaBiche said that on first sight at the scene, there appeared to have been at least 30 venomous snakes being transported in the vehicle, along with an alligator and a turtle. The snakes included rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins, a species of pit viper. One of the snakes was also a large diamondback rattle snake. The turtle, according to the International Business Times, was found very quickly after the accident.

Authorities said that thankfully, no one has been bitten as a result of the incident, but locals were alerted to the situation and told to remain vigilant.

The driver was accompanied by a 9-year-old passenger, and both were taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center for treatment. At the time of this story’s publication, it still remains unclear where the driver was coming from and where he was headed with the assortment of wild animals.

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