Rattlesnakes react angrily when they spot a GoPro drone

GoPro-enabled drones are great for filming something without getting anywhere near it—for example, a pit full of rattlesnakes.

This video from YouTube user Michael Delaney gives us an awesome close-up view of a rattlesnake pit. The only problem is, those snakes are far from happy to see a flying robot invade their space. One of them knocks the drone out of the air, forcing the camera’s owner to brave a literal snakepit to retrieve his beloved (and expensive) GoPro.

Luckily, Delaney had a hockey stick on hand to pluck the drone from its perilous landing site. Still, this seems like a good reminder not to mess with a bunch of angry rattlesnakes.

Photo via Victorrocha/Wikimedia (CC BY SA 3.0)

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor