Man allegedly uses rattlesnake for revenge against neighbor

Man allegedly uses rattlesnake for revenge against neighbor

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Man allegedly uses rattlesnake for revenge against neighbor

A heated argument between Texas neighbors living next to each other in RVs led to one man allegedly using a rattlesnake to exact revenge.

The incident referred to as “rattlesnake revenge” occurred in Caldwell County some 40 miles southeast of Austin in the rural town of Dale.

After a verbal altercation, Ryan Felton Sauter discovered a rattlesnake, bit off the rattle so it couldn’t be heard and then placed the potentially lethal weapon into the RV of Keith Monroe, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Monroe happened to see Sauter leaving his RV and asked him why he had gone inside.

“He said, ‘You’ll see why,’” Monroe told the American-Statesman. “I was trying to find out what he was talking about.”

Once he stepped inside the RV, Monroe found the three-foot rattlesnake curled up on the driver’s side of the RV.

“I freaked out,” Monroe said. “I couldn’t believe this happened…I’m still in shock.”

Monroe killed the rattlesnake with a machete and called the authorities.

The 39-year-old Sauter was arrested and charged with deadly conduct and criminal trespass of habitation, both misdemeanors,

It wasn’t clear what the argument was about, but Monroe told the American-Statesman that the two men have had a long-running dispute over several topics.

“I haven’t seen or heard anything like that since the old cowboy days,” Monroe told KVUE. “They used to throw a snake in the room with the two gamblers and whoever got bit won.

Photo is a screen grab of the rattlesnake in question.

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