Venomous Rattlesnake Found Near Massachusetts Go-Kart Track

 A very young Mojave desert sidewinder rattlesnake is seen shortly after dawn near Amboy Crater at Mojave Trails National Monument on August 27, 2017 near Essex, California. The 1.6 million-acre Mojave Trails National Monument was designated by President Barack Obama in February 2016 and is one of six National Monuments in California, out of a total of 27, that the Donald Trump administration is considering for reduction or elimination. Mojave Trails is the result of the donations of more than 200,000 private acres to the federal government for conservation in perpetuity, the largest such land gift in U.S. history, and includes more than 350,000 acres of previously congressionally-designated Wilderness. It includes desert mountains, sand dunes, volcanoes and lava flows, as well as the longest remaining undeveloped stretch of Route 66, Native American trade routes and World War II-era training camps. It stretches about 95 miles and runs 50 miles from north to south near its midpoint. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) — Police responding to a Massachusetts go-kart track found a venomous snake wrapped around a tree in the parking lot.

Braintree police say the timber rattlesnake was discovered Wednesday night near X1 Boston.

Experts think the rattlesnake likely came from the nearby 6,000-acre Blue Hills Reservation, which has a known rattlesnake population.

Environmental Police officers captured the snake and released it "far, far from Braintree," back in the reservation.

The snake is an endangered species in Massachusetts, and it is illegal to kill one.

While a bite from the snake can kill, there have been no reported human fatalities in the state since 1791.

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