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Are these rattlesnake eggs?

Every Spring, a common question comes in on our hotline: “Are these rattlesnake eggs? Can you come get them?” Early on, years ago, I would get excited at the prospect of picking up some snake eggs from a home owner’s flowerbed and hatch them into … who knows! Gophersnakes? Kingsnakes? Not knowing exactly what could […]

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The Reality of the dreaded Mojave Rattlesnake

Spring is here, and the annual Mojave Misinformation migration has begun. BS stories and local lore travel from the deserts of California though the Sonoran desert, stopping along the way to feed on the excitable click-bait of local news networks. Eventually this misinformation ends up in Eastern New Mexico, where brand new misinformation is born […]

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Record heat! Does this mean Arizona rattlesnakes are coming out early?

As temperatures break records and stay in the upper 90’s for days at a time, rattlesnake sightings are increasing. However, does it mean that there are more of them out than there usually are at this time of year, and does that mean there are more snakes? These are questions we are often asked as […]

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New Training Boxes for our Dog Rattlesnake Aversion Program

Here’s a look at our new box design for the rattlesnake aversion program! These are an improvement over the first box designs and allow for complete visibility of the snake, reducing the chance that a dog may respond to the box itself, rather than the critter inside. These are a custom design by our trainer, […]

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Rattlesnakes Coming out of of Hibernation Early? Nope. Don’t Fall for Local News Clickbait

It’s all over Facebook conversations and local news: Rattlesnakes! They’re out early due to warm weather! Hide your wife hide your kids! Really though, it’s just not true. Rattlesnakes are coming out right on time, the same as they did last year and the year before. In fact, they’re coming out at the same time […]

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Snake Fence Installations – Don’t Wait Until a Snake Shows Up

Keeping rattlesnakes away is a 2 step process. The first is to remove things that may attract snakes to the yard. The other, even better, is to install a snake fence to physically keep rattlesnakes away. A professionally installed snake fence can be very low-profile, and will last for years. It is the surest way […]

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Rattlesnake Removal and Rescue in the Phoenix Area

Once the weather warms up a bit more, rattlesnakes will begin to come out of their Winter hiding spots and our rattlesnake¬†removal season will begin again.¬†Time for a refresher on what to do if you see a rattlesnake, how they are removed and relocated, and how to keep snakes away. For immediate rattlesnake removal and […]

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Extreme Specialization of the Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake [video]

One of the most beautiful snakes in the world is also one of the most common to see in the Phoenix area. Their specialized color adaptation is so strong that snakes found on the South side of Phoenix are completely different than those from the North valley. Even though these may be the most common […]

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