Arizona fire department says snakes could crawl into pool noodles this summer

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

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BUCKEYE, Ariz. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A fire department in Arizona is warning residents after someone reported snakes inside their pool noodles.

That's it. Summer is off.

In a Facebook post, the Buckeye Fire Department said: "Apparently, 2 pool noodles were left outside of the pool up against their cinderblock wall. The next time they went to use the pool, the pool noodles were picked up and brought to the swimming pool. Out popped a rattlesnake."

Luckily for that homeowner, the snake didn't attack. The snake did, however, get very worried about the other noodles near the pool because there were more young snakes inside.

The Buckeye Fire Department did some research and said snakes, not necessarily rattlesnakes, like to use pool noodles to lay their eggs when they're placed outside near bushes or fences.

"One of the worst things you can do when coming across a rattlesnake is to start panicking. Snakes rely on vibrations in the ground to determine where you are. If you start moving fast and abruptly, you’ll only scare the snake more," the post went on.

Basically, check your pool floaties VERY closely before picking them up this summer.

Note: The video included in this story is not from the Arizona incident. It is courtesy of Youtube user Michael Tohlen

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