While I was visiting my aunt she mentioned that she had seen a rattlesnake slither into her garage and disappear under some junk in the corner. She and a neighbor had moved the junk away, but the snake had disappeared. I looked around and found that there was a big gap under the wall. On the other side of the wall was the guest room. Looking around in the room I saw part of the snake visible behind a bookcase. She had a .22 rifle so I got it and leaned the book case away from the wall a little and poked the muzzle of the rifle behind it. The snake quickly disappeared down under the bookcase. So I tilted it out further and there he was, coiled and buzzing on the floor underneath. I put the muzzle of the rifle about 3 inches from his head and popped him. Then I leaned the bookcase all the way over to retrieve the dead snake, and saw that there was another one under there with him. So I popped it too. I think they were a Diamondback rattlesnake couple, setting up house and getting ready to start a family. I'm sure glad we discovered them when we did or there would have been rattlesnakes all over that room! They liked that place because they could go out and hunt, and then come back to their cozy nest under the bookcase. We patched up the hole under the wall. It was a good thing she had that rifle. Chopping at those snakes with a hoe, or bashing at them with a peice of pipe or something could have been dangerous, since they could have just slithered out of there and under another peice of furniture, or bit one of us . I just wish she had had some snake shot for the rifle. As it was the bullets knocked little divots in the concrete floor. I bought her some snake shot rounds and plan to give her some shooting lessons next time I see her.