About seven to ten times a year I find a rattlesnake hanging out in my yard. I, of course don’t like to have rattlesnakes in my yard so I catch them and take them away.
First of all, I would recommend that you leave all rattlesnakes alone unless you have a really good reason to be messing with them. In my case, I have two dogs who spend the majority of their time outside and although I have trained them to leave snakes alone, I still worry that they might disturb one without meaning to. Because of that, and because my wife is terrified of them, I catch them and take then a few miles away.
In this video, I show how I go about catching and releasing a rattlesnake.