Swimming rattlesnake attempts to board boat in California lake

By Ben Hooper
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July 11 (UPI) -- A group of friends boating in California Folsom Lake captured video of a swimming rattlesnake that attempted to get on board their vessel.

Anthony Baciocco tweeted a video captured by friend Jeremy Evans while they were boating with a few others in Folsom Lake last week.


The video shows a rattlesnake swimming beside the boat and bumping the sides as if looking for a way to get onto the vessel.

The snake swims to the rear of the boat and nearly succeeds in making it to the deck as the boaters put the engine on full throttle.

The snake is eventually washed away from the boat, which speeds to safety.

"No more boating on Folsom Lake this year," Baciocco tweeted.

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