There have been many stories in the media recently about rattlesnake sightings and even more frightening about victims of rattlesnake bites. In the past few weeks alone, several Search and Rescue (SAR) teams have been deployed to rescue bite victims stranded in rural areas.
This winter’s rains have led to a lot of vegetation growth, which attracts rattlesnake prey such as mice and other rodents, which means a very active rattler season. With an abundance of food to feast on, snakes will be able to survive longer and therefore people will see more of them.
Rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a variety of habitat throughout the state from the coast to the desert. If you enjoy outdoor activities, you and your pets may be at risk for encountering rattlesnakes.
While generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes … continue reading »