'The Snake Wranglers' train California firefighters how to catch and save rattlesnakes

  • Source: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego
  • Published: 05/24/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: If you spot a rattlesnake in your yard what would you do? In this Zevely Zone story, 'The Snake Wranglers' offer a training session to firefighters and me. The best way to save a snake is to learn how to handle the real thing. "I truly feel they are the underdog in nature," said Bruce Ireland. For years, Bruce has been on a one-man crusade saving snakes. "You don't have to kill them. You may not know that much about snakes because you may not understand them and yes some of them are dangerous, but that doesn't mean we should go out and indiscriminately kill them," said Bruce. Shedding that outdated belief led Bruce to create The Snake Wranglers. "To get to the point where we are finally, actually training firefighters, I can't even sleep at night building up to this if I'm being really honest with you," said Bruce.


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