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SPRING HILL, Tenn. (AP – Aug. 14, 2015) — A section of a Home Depot store in central Tennessee was shut down recently after an astute customer noticed something suspicious in the store’s garden center: a rattlesnake.

Manager TJ Thompson told WKRN-TV that he shut down that section of the store and called wildlife experts, who quickly removed the intruder.

Animal Pro technician Adam Warden told WTVF-TV that the timber rattler wiggled furiously and tried to strike at the tongs used to remove it from beneath a store shelf.

The venomous snake is native to Tennessee and officials think it might have crawled in from a nearby field.