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April 13, 2016

Rattlesnake Season Is Here!

There are many misconceptions about rattlesnakes and treating their bites. Keep yourself and your pet safe: learn some facts and fallacies about rattlesnakes.

1. Fallacy: Rattlesnake bites are always fatal. In the United States, only about 10 to 12 people die each year from snake bites. In Arizona alone, there are about 100 snake bite cases per year.
2. Fallacy: Baby rattlesnakes are more toxic than adults. Many people believe this fallacy because baby snakes do tend to inject their venom every time they strike, since they have not yet learned what they can and can’t eat. Older, wiser snakes only envenomate when they can eat the prey and when their attackers don’t learn after the first strike. But baby rattlesnake venom isn’t more toxic.

MULLET OVER BY JAMES K. WHITE  |  April 13, 2016

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