Dh had the kids outside playing yesterday and ran across a timber rattler less than 10 ft from our fron't door on the cellar ledge. Now We don't mind snakes but that one was too close for comfort with us having 7 dc 12 and under so dh killed it. I have pics of the snake (but its dead and theres some blood) if anyone wants to see. It had a button broken off and still had 11 left. It was about 4 foot long. beautiful pattern but just too dangerous that close to the house. We really don't want them to hang out right where the kids play..any ideas? so tired I also forgot to ask if anyone had been bitten by one and what types of things we should have on hand jic? Everything I read says get to the hospital... what could we do at home?