Lance Morrow once said: "A rattlesnake loose in the living room tends to end all discussion of animal rights."
Which is funny, sure, but totally unnecessary. Everyone knows when you find a rattlesnake* in your living room, you put it in a bucket and relocate it to your next door neighbor's property.
*Hmmmm . . . the more I look at him (her?), the more I'm thinking this is a juvie bull snake or gopher snake . . . it sure got all pissy with me when I poked at it, but now that I take a closer look at these photos, its head isn't triangular enough.