We know all about those snakes at work that slither around trying to work their way into promotions, office social circles and politics, or even belly up to the boss. They’ll do anything (even bite you in the back) as long as it benefits them.
But the snake I’m talking about is actually more fearful of you, however just as dangerous and you need to exercise caution around them, Rattle Snakes!
Recent rains have provided snakes the opportunity to mate a little longer. Generally, rattlesnakes emerge from hibernation in March or April, or when the average daytime temperatures reach and remain about 60 degrees Fahrenheit and higher.
Rattlesnakes are not confined to rural areas reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. They have been found in urban areas, in lakesides, parks, and at golf courses. There are several safety measures that can be taken to reduce the likelihood of startling a rattlesnake:
“Some people are like snakes. When they move their mouth, you can’t tell for sure whether they are trying to smile at you or getting ready to bite you.” Use caution!
For additional Rattlesnake Safety visit: www.wildlife.ca.gov/News/Snake
Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna