Fear of snakes is called ophidiophobia. And David Jensen, owner of Wasatch Snake Removal, does not have it.
It’s illegal to kill the 31 snake species native to Utah. Resuming each May, Jensen carefully removes them from private residences and the NHMU grounds with a snake hook and tongs.
“My years of snake experience have taught me that snakes have very little in common with those satanic creatures from the Bible,” Jensen said. “They deserve better.”
Only five deaths have come from native snakes. But if you see one in your yard, don’t get cocky. Jensen’s on call 24/7. Visit wasatchsnakeremoval.com.
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