As rattlesnakes start to show up on the surface again this year, a few things are predictable. Some hikers and homeowners will report rattlesnake sightings, complete with photos of usually-sleeping snakes, with various warnings and declarations about warm winters and misreads on words like ‘brumation’. So we’ll state plainly and to the point: rattlesnakes are […]Continue reading..No, Rattlesnakes Are Not Coming Out Early
It’s that time of year when every rattlesnake sighting prompts the question: when will rattlesnakes disappear for the winter? It’s a topic that causes some confusion with many people who believe that reptiles only want heat, and as soon as it starts to cool, they disappear entirely. But like many things with animals, the reality […]Continue reading..When Will Rattlesnakes Go Away To Hibernate? Details Based on Thousands of Rattlesnake Relocations
Each day in July, 2023 has been above 110˚F with no end in sight. What do the rattlesnakes do? A common misconception is that reptiles love the sun – the hotter, the better, right? Well, not quite. Like all reptiles, rattlesnakes are ectotherms and get their heat from the environment. But that doesn’t mean they […]Continue reading..Rattlesnakes in a Heat Wave – What Homeowners Should Know About Snakes In The Summer
It’s really no surprise. After some extended Winter weather here in Arizona, things are starting to look like Spring. Wildflower photos are showing up all over social media feeds … and, of course, rattlesnakes. Nope, they are not coming out early. If anything this year, they’re a little late. They’re not more aggressive, cranky, or […]Continue reading..Arizona Rattlesnake Season 2023 Has Begun – What You Should Know
Which toad can kill a dog? This guide shows you how to tell the dangerously toxic Sonoran Desert Toad from the other common species.Continue reading..Dangerously Toxic Toads – How to Identify them and What To Do
If you are a member of any local buy/sell groups, you’ve likely seen this post out there. If you do, do not share it – it’s part of a scam to create viral posts in these easy to get into and usually poorly moderated groups. Is this rattlesnake fake? Not at all. It’s a real […]Continue reading..Scam alert: Yes this is a real rattlesnake, no it wasn’t found where it says it was.
This photograph been circulating in recent weeks – a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake coiled in a potted plant. It has, as these things tend to do, taken on a life of its own since then and the waft of BS is all over social media. Is this photograph real? Yes it is – it’s really nothing […]Continue reading..Rattlesnake in a Pot: The Latest Trending Misinformation
As the weather warms, rattlesnakes again become part of the lives of Arizonans. Here’s everything you should know to be ready and stay safe.Continue reading..Rattlesnake spring emergence – ultimate guide for homeowners
Temperatures are dropping, and so is snake activity. Every year, we are asked this question and field hundreds of comments wanting to know when the rattlesnake-phobic can once again breathe a little easier. Even more common, starting in September, people are surprised that snakes are still active. We get comments like “this late?” and “I […]Continue reading..When do rattlesnakes go away for the winter?
The rumors are out there, and it’s true! Rattlesnake encounters spike in October, and it’s happening right now throughout much of the state. But, this is completely normal, happens every year, and it’s not really anything to worry about. Let’s take a look at the reasons, and why you shouldn’t be too concerned. If you […]Continue reading..Spike in Rattlesnake Activity in Arizona is Completely Normal