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MPM Director Dennis Kois may have been the last to see the snake button.
MPM Director Dennis Kois may have been the last to see the snake button.

Snake button rattler is on the loose!

The Milwaukee Public Museum has just announced that the rattlesnake in its second floor bison hunt exhibition has fled the scene.

According to the release, the snake has gone on vacation, and has apparently been in contact with museum officials.

"I get more action than anyone here at MPM," the release quotes the snake as saying. "T-rex and the butterflies will try to tell you different, but visitors young and old are pushing my button all day long! With that much attention, it breaks down a lot. When it stopped working yesterday, I called my snake handler and said this had to stop. I can’t disappoint my public!"

Sounds like a mix of protest and vacation on the part of the snake, which clearly feels a responsibility to its fans. Apparently, the sooner the museum raises some funds to fix his button, the snake will return to the museum.

You can make a donation here to help fix the snake button and bring the snake back.

While he's away -- he's expected home on Friday, Aug. 29 -- you can follow the snake's adventures on Twitter.

I wonder if he took his downstairs colleague with him...

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