ALBANY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A house between Albany and Baird has 45 fewer residents today after a large-scale snake removal.

A cable repair person found what he described as “a few” snakes under a family’s house when he went to try to fix their cable.

Workers from Big Country Snake Removal showed up and pulled 45 rattlesnakes out from under the house.

Big Country Snake Removal says the family only sees a few snakes each year, and their yard was “very well kept and their house was nice and clean,” noting that “rattlesnakes don’t care how nice your house is or what kind of car you drive, they care simply about survival.”