Right now we’re all happily being soaked by the remnants of Hurricane Rosa. Washes are filling up, and desert life is getting a much-needed last, big drink before we go into another relatively-dry Arizona Winter. But this is a lot of rain, and rattlesnakes don’t have the weatherman to help make wet weather plans for […]Continue reading..Rattlesnake Caution After a Big Storm
We’re happy to announce that Rattlesnake Solutions has expanded service to Yavapai county, and can handle any rattlesnake relocation that may be needed in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Cottonwood, and Sedona (and surrounding areas). The species found in that area add to the list of possible rattlesnake species we’ve been able to relocate in […]Continue reading..Hello Prescott! Rattlesnake Solutions now offers snake removal and rattlesnake prevention services in the quad-city area
Every monsoon season, a handful of big storms that sweep through the valley and rearrange our yards and shingles. The next day, an chainsaws and leafblowers join the sound of cicadas as the aftermath is handled. Along with the downed trees and trash-scattered streets are rattlesnakes that have been displaced by the water and wind. […]Continue reading..After the storm: rattlesnake encounters will be on the rise
One of the most commonly-seen snakes in semi-urban areas in Arizona is also one of the most confusing. It’s brown, it’s big, it’s bad (if you ask its opinion, that is) and it’s … a Bullsnake? Gophersnake? Are those the same thing? Not really. If you live in Arizona telling the difference between a Gophersnake […]Continue reading..Bullsnake or Gophersnake – What’s the difference? If you’re in Arizona, you may be surprised.
After months of brutally hot and dry conditions, the valley was absolutely hammered with rain and wind last night. The longer a person lives in Arizona, the more they learn to love such events. This is certainly true for native Arizonans, including rattlesnakes. As humidity increases, rattlesnakes that have been hiding deep under cover have […]Continue reading..The monsoon is here. Are rattlesnakes more active?
Photo by Brandon Harmon, Rattlesnake Solutions Many people move to Arizona for our near-constant sunshine, and mild winters. These also make for perfect conditions for reptiles, which to the dismay of many homeowners, live in great numbers throughout the state. Where our neighborhoods meet the desert, an encounter with a snake every so often is […]Continue reading..Living with Snakes Basics for New Arizona Residents
No. Use your pool noodles to noodle as much as you can noodle. Though some recent news may make it seem as if rattlesnakes and pool noodles have something to do with one another, it’s really a another mix of slow-news-day meets non-issue. Here’s a link to the video of Bryan Hughes from Rattlesnake Solutions […]Continue reading..Rattlesnakes and Pool Noodles. Do you need to freak out?
Research published in Science Magazine this month shows that the buy-in rate where a community adopts social change happens at a surprisingly-low tipping point: around 25%. This is where a shift towards change at a culture-level begins, and what was previously unmentionable becomes the new normal. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6393/1116.full What does this have to do with rattlesnakes? […]Continue reading..Changing the Snake Kill Culture: Do More Than Educate
This is the latest picture to be passed around social media to milk reactions from the snake-fearful. Yes, it is a real photograph, but the details you’ve read are probably way off. I first saw this photo in a local community group here in Phoenix, Arizona, where it was quickly misidentified as a Gophersnake. It […]Continue reading..Is This Picture of a Snake in a Shoe Real?
Rattlesnake peak-activity is just around the corner, and we’re all about to see a lot of reports of snake sightings on Arizona trails. Almost as common are declarations like “that’s it for hiking for me this year!”. That’s unfortunate, since seeing rattlesnakes in Arizona’s natural areas is one of the most amazing things about this […]Continue reading..Arizona Hikers’ Guide to Rattlesnake Safety