The California Department of Fish and Wildlife identifies SEVEN native rattlesnake species in the southern region of the state. That’s A LOT of venom! The species you might encounter are:
Rattlesnakes are a vital part of the ecosystems in which they live. But come springtime, when we get back outside and take our dogs for hikes on the trails in our little bit of paradise, we often stumble into that ecosystem. Rattlesnakes will rarely strike unless their provoked or threatened. Most of us are smart enough to leave a rattlesnake alone. But our dogs might not have gotten that memo from the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Here’s some tips to make sure your furry friend doesn’t meet up meeting one of our native venomous snakes.
In Southern California, fire departments get calls about snakes in backyards, garages and houses all year long. But keeping snakes from your yard is pretty simple.