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'If you ever wanna feel like a wimp': J.J. Watt shares encounter with bathroom snake

The defensive superstar took to Twitter after finding what he thought was a rattlesnake in his bathroom. Local Arizonans had some interesting advice.
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PHOENIX — While he's an expert on the football field, Arizona Cardinals defensive end, J.J. Watt wasn't sure what to do when he found a snake in his home Saturday morning.

The football star took to Twitter asking locals for advice after finding a "baby rattlesnake" in his bathroom.

Responses ranged from a phone number for the Phoenix Herpetological Society to suggestions for Watt to request a trade.

JJ tweeted out an update a few hours later, saying he called an expert to step in. JJ said the man picked up the snake with his hands and said the critter was NOT a rattlesnake, but a long-nosed snake which is completely harmless.

"If you ever want to feel like a wimp, that's how to do it," JJ joked.

There's a huge number of venomous creatures that call Arizona home. If you find a rattlesnake in your home or yard, you can call 602-550-1090 to have it humanely removed.

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While it's not as extreme as the recent 'Donutgate' feud, it's always fun to hear about Watt's experience in our state since he signed on with the Cardinals in 2021.

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