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Rattlesnake turns up on Kamloops doorstep

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Gerald Yantz (left) and Nick Ostoforoff (right) capture the rattlesnake found on Nicole Chiasson's front step (pictured with daughter Novaleen Chaisson and son Adrian Chaisson) (Contributed by Nicole Chiasson and Shelley Joyce/CBC)

A Kamloops mom was shaken last week when an uninvited guest turned up on her doorstep.

Nicole Chissaon lives at the Country Trailer Park with her husband and two kids. She was returning from a walk with the family dog to find a four-foot rattlesnake curled up near her front porch.
 
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Meanwhile, Frank Ritcey is mad about snakes, and his home in Kamloops is the perfect place to pursue his passion.

There are six species in the surrounding area, and on Sunday he set out to find all six, as part of the first-ever "Herp Day."

Frank explained Herp Day and his innate love of snakes to Daybreak host, Chris Walker.
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