Contact Us

High School Baseball Team Trapped 11 Rattlesnakes On Field Since August

David McNew / Getty Images

The baseball team at Valencia (Ca.) West Ranch High School is very aware of all the potential dangers on a baseball field: errant cleats, bean balls and, you know, rattlesnakes. Since August 11, the team has dealt with 11 rattlesnakes on its home field. Incident records show the school had only 17 rattlesnake disturbances in the seven years prior to August. West Ranch’s coaches and brothers Casey and Brady Burrill have learned how to wrangle the slithery critters so as to keep their team safe:

“We’ve had them on the field, in the dugouts, on campus,” Casey Burrill said. “The strategy is sneak up behind with a long landscape rake, pin him and the other gets the head with a shovel. It’s definitely a two-person event.”

It’s like a hit-and-run play: great when it works, but bad things happen when it doesn’t. Is there any anti-venom in the dugout? Maybe the team needs to call Samuel L. Jackson.

Next: 10 Athletes Who Lived With Their Parents As Adults

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of GuySpeed

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for GuySpeed quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!