Jun 9, 2022; Tempe, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts during OTA workouts at the teams training facility. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt has long been one of the strongest, most intimidating presences in the sports world (and the world in the general). But even he says heck no when it comes to dealing with snakes.

Watt took to Twitter on Saturday to inform everyone that he found a baby rattlesnake in his home bathroom, and asked (particularly directed at Arizona residents), “What do I do?”

The Arizona Cardinals‘ star defensive end is from Wisconsin (and starred for the Badgers in college) and played with the Houston Texans from 2011-2020. He joined the Cardinals ahead of the 2021 season, so he’s relatively new to the desert life and its creatures.

Well, what Watt did was “called a guy” to show up and help take care of the situation.

The “guy” grabbed the snake with his bare hands, and said (according to Watt), “Ah, that’s not a rattlesnake. It’s a long-nosed snake. Completely harmless.” And then he left.

The situation made Watt “feel like a wimp.”

Here’s video of Watt describing it all on social media:

Hey, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to snakes.

No reason to feel like a wimp on this one, J.J.!

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