Welcoming Police Snakes To Idaho
We've had police dogs for years but now in Idaho, rattlesnakes have joined the force to capture criminals! A rattlesnake lead police to a wanted Kuna man.
According to The Baker City Herald, a fugitive who had found himself lost in the Hells Canyon area gave in and called police after being bitten by a rattlesnake. Ryan Paul Henry is a 33 year old man from Kuna who was wanted for parole violation who had to get help after being bitten and called for said help.
Imagine making that decision, knowing that if you get picked up you'll be locked up, but also, simultaneously being afraid for your life and dealing with the physical pain of being bit by a rattlesnake. What a situation to be in, seriously. I've never been bitten by a snake but I've held a few and I've seen a dead rattlesnake or two in my life. It's a pretty terrifying prospect, truly. They often say that snakes won't attack you unless you provoke them but that's not something I'd be willing to risk, especially with a rattlesnake!
So this is an interesting story, and in this case the rattlesnake was quite helpful to the authorities that were looking for this man though I don't think we're going to see many rattlesnakes in police uniforms any time soon. They seem like an animal that no one would want to take the time train and wouldn't you hate to anger your rattlesnake partner? It would be quite a disssssssaster lol.