NHL Legend Jeremy Roenick Battles Rattle Snake With Only Some Golf Clubs

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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NHL legend Jeremy Roenick encountered a rattle snake in his garage over the weekend, and did battle with a pair of golf clubs.

Roenick posted a video of himself using golf clubs to pin the snake down and pick it up.

I don’t know what the hell Roenick was thinking when he did this. I’m walking inside my house, grabbing a shotgun, putting in a light bird load and blowing that snake off of this planet if it were in my garage.

There is zero chance I’m grabbing some golf clubs and messing around with it. I consider myself reasonably courageous, but I’m still not playing with rattle snakes. No chance.

Perhaps that’s the difference between NHL players and me. One of us is willing to handle rattle snakes on a casual Sunday, and I would only get near the thing in order to kill it. That’s why Roenick made millions playing the world’s toughest sport, and I’m over here writing about it. I’d still take that over playing with a snake.

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