VIDEO: California woman mistakes rattlesnake for dog toy

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA (WCMH) – It’s not a toy! A woman in California got a big surprise when she reached down for what she thought was her dog’s rope toy.

The whole thing captured on home surveillance cameras.

According to CNN, Carla Rosso and her husband Ariel had just gotten out of their backyard Jacuzzi when went to pick up what she thought was her dog Duchess’ rope toy, but it turned out to be a baby rattlesnake!

Rosso panicked when she realized it was a snake, dropped it immediately and high-stepped out of there in a hurry with her dog way ahead of her.

Los Angeles County firefighters came out and killed the snake. They say that baby rattlers are actually even more dangerous than adults because they can’t control their venom. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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