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Reporter's notebook - Snake problem?


May 27, 2018

Courtesy photo

Cody Machen supervises a weekend romp after hours at Hillcrest Park Zoo for "Dr. Doom," a Western Diamondback rattlesnake he caught about 10 years ago near Fort Sumner.

If you have a problem snake on your property, Cody Machen's advice is for you to leave it be — and let him deal with it.

"People are scared of what they don't understand," he told The News. "90 percent of snake bites are because people are (ign...

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