About Us

Placer Snake Removal brings professionalism & specific expertise of rattlesnake behavior to your location, whether it be home, your business, or property to ensure a safe, relieving final result. We aren’t afraid to go out of the way to ensure you feel at the helm of life after any snake issues or worries are negated by a visit (or even a simple chat with us).

Now, Placer Snake Removal isn’t the only rattlesnake removal service in the area. There’s a handful. So, what makes us so dang special?

We tout ourselves as a “no-nonsense” business/service. This industry is plagued by misinformation by some of those who claim to be “professionals”. We have studied these animals from birth to adulthood, and know the ins-and-outs of their behavior quite well compared to others out there. Additionally, while we are a business, Placer Snake Removal’s work is preformed by those who have enjoyed working with people and snakes so much that money isn’t the main driving factor to offer our services to you. Sure, we have bills to pay — but at the end of the day, it’s working with the animals we find incredibly interesting & the folks who encounter them that makes for excellent mental motivation to continue doing this for a long, long while into the future.

Plsus, we leave behind the reality TV style of snake handling. We aren’t going to be grabbing snakes with our hands and a flimsy stick while an orchestra plays dramatic music. That type of approach is a recipe for disaster — a bomb with a hairpin trigger in a barber shop. We come equipped to capture snakes very safely & efficiently, still giving you all of the major take-away points to take note of that the opposing approach does, without any of the risk or mental cringe.

It’s been our goal since the beginning to leave homes and businesses with the snake that brought us there safely in a bucket, and the people who found it relieved and informed. Additionally, we are a licensed, insured, & bonded business, which admittedly does sound good on paper– though it doesn’t affect the actual job or work in any real way.

Need a snake removed?

  • We’re available 24/7, call our hotline at (916) 509-1087 to get a response started swiftly
  • Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance while we respond (we promise to be as fast as possible)

Our Roots

Placer Snake Removal was founded in 2012 by Tyler Young, an amateur field herpetologist, after many prior years photographing these animals. This was in an effort to conserve our species of rattlesnake, the Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, and help give people a better understanding their livelihood which is more interesting than most think.

Tyler spent much of his life forecasting northern California’s weather on his blog norcalweather.net, and once he began working with snakes in his early-teens, quickly linked snake activity & behavior to weather conditions at the time. Now, just about everything a snake does can be partially explained by the temperature, cloud cover percentage, precipitation, and more. Every time a snake is removed or worked with, information is collected and used for in-house behavior examination related to weather conditions.

Once Placer Snake Removal was launched in 2012, it wasn’t more than a couple weeks before calls started trickling in. Now, the hotline is nearly constantly ringing, and the amount of snakes we’ve captured and relocated increases several hundred each year. Just as importantly, the amount of people we work with and leave feeling informed and relieved increases by wild numbers as well. Next time a snake makes your week a little more interesting, give us a ring. We’d be glad to ensure everything is resolved safely & rapidly for you.

Tyler also operates a digital business, MetGraphics, a graphic design resource for weather forecasters & meteorologists around the world (also since 2012).