There are also many myths
about them. There are outrageous tales of beheaded creatures whose bodies regenerate, or that they always travel in pairs. Believing that a rattlesnake will always rattle before striking can have deadly repercussions. One of the most common myths is that they are aggressive and will attempt to bite you immediately upon being discovered. In reality, most species are not aggressive, and bites occur because the animal is acting in self-defense. Should you be surprised by one, it is essential that you do not handle it. Under current Tennessee law
, it is not legal to capture or kill a snake within state boundaries. This is an important reason to hire a professional service.