File this one under the ‘Balls of Steel’ category.

YouTuber Nick the Wrangler sat down for a break while out in the sticks, but didn’t take a minute to survey his surroundings. That’s when an Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake slithered right up next to him.

Both Nick and the Rattler sat there steady as a statue before he finally felt the need to do something to try to get the snake to move on. After prodding it with a twig a couple of time, it crawled up into his lap, but just sat there staring at him.

He was finally able to get the snake to move off of his lap and that’s when he wisely shot to his feet and moved out of striking distance just as the snake appeared to prepare to strike.

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