PHOTO: Monahans man kills five foot rattlesnake in mid bite of rabbit

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WARD COUNTY -- A five and a half foot rattlesnake eating lunch was not the site a group of Ward County workers wanted to see crossing their path Thursday.

The snake was mid-bite of what appears to be a rabbit when Ward County employee Joey Aguirre killed it when it crossed the road at their caliche pit.

The workers there killed the rattlesnake with a shovel.

It's not the first rattlesnake sighting report this week, the snakes are common in this area this time of year.