LISTEN UP TUCSON!
Snakes are becoming more active as the temperatures warm up! The good news, Team 12’s Matt Yurus reports there are safety tips to keep you on the mountain and out of the emergency room.
If you do encounter a rattlesnake, Joe Hymes who is the Venom Curator at the Phoenix Herpetological Sanctuary, recommends staying calm and staying three feet away.
“Even the biggest rattlesnakes in the state are only going to be able strike from about two feet, so if you’re three feet away, you’re at a safe range. Just walk around them. Give them their space. They’re not going to chase you.”
To avoid them, watch your step, rattlesnakes are masters of camouflage. READ MORE HERE