The Texas farmer found the snakes under his hunting shed.
Talk about a slithery surprise.
A Texan man was shocked to find more than 30 rattlesnakes hiding under a dilapidated hunting barn at his farm earlier this month.
Bobby Cowan and two of his friends were on the Cowan property in Gorman to work on a windmill there, the San Antonio Express-News reported. At a given moment, the trio saw a rattlesnake making its way under an old, abandoned hunting shed, which the men for the use of a machine to lift the structure in the search of the rattler.
“As soon as we lifted up the building and slammed it right back in, because there were so many of them.”
— Bobby Cowan
Little did they know that the elusive snake was not alone. Dozens of rattlesnakes were hidden under the structure, a now-viral video of the event.
“We were certainly — what is the right word — freaked out, maybe,” Cowan told the newspaper, the estimate there were more than 30 rattlers under the barn.
“Very, very surprised. As soon as we lifted up the building and slammed it right back, because there were so many of them,” he added.
The men decided to lift the barn once more, that one of Cowan’s friends, Matt Stanley, to capture chilling images of the snakes.
“We knew that We were not in that much danger if we don’t get to close, and then we were able to look at it,” Cowan told the newspaper, adding that he’s only a “handful” of snakes in more than a decade on the Gorman ranch.
The men with long sticks and garbage cans to remove and relocate the rattlesnakes to another part of Cowan property that was not in the vicinity of livestock.
Cowan — who told the San Antonio Express-News, he counted 36 rattlers, but said that there could be at least 50 — and later took on Facebook with the video of the snakes. As of Wednesday afternoon, it was more than three million views and 54,000 shares.
Bobby Cowan not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for additional comment on Wednesday.