PHOTO: 8 giant snakes pulled out of a well

Snakes / Photo: Mort's Water Company / Facebook

A worker at Mort's Water Company based in Latimer, who was repairing a faulty water well, unknowingly disrupted the habitat of huge snakes, the photos show.

When he arrived at the scene, he dug a pipe out of the underground well and pulled out a bunch of snakes.

"There were between 8-9 of them, all bull snakes," Mort's Water Company said in a Facebook post.

The snakes probably entered "through the top of the poorly closed casing of the well," Mort said in a statement.

According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, bull snakes are relatively large, capable of growing up to six feet [XNUMX m] in length, but they are non-venomous and pose no real threat to humans. In fact, they are considered "economically viable," experts say, "because of the large number of rodents they kill, this species is a valuable neighbor for farmers."

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