Temperatures are dropping and the regular snake season is coming to a close. Typically, it wraps up, more or less, by the end of the first week of November. This year is looking typical, with a handful of snake removal calls still coming into our hotline and a number of reported sightings, but nowhere near the frequency as a month before.
The monsoon moisture is bringing a lot of rattlesnake activity to the homes of the valley. As always, we have been very busy – now with the addition of baby rattlesnakes!
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We’re in the dead of winter and getting a bit of time off on the snake removal side, which gives a bit of time to catch up on some photos from the end of last year. When things get busy, it’s not possible or reasonable to post every snake we catch, so things get spaced out to make sure that we have time to eat and sleep in between social media postings, and so that you don’t get upset with 20+ photos every single day 🙂
Our first removal of the year, however, came in right on Jan 1! Marissa caught two adult Western Diamondback Rattlesnakes hanging out in a garage.
These are the last of our 2021 calls and a couple of our first of the new year. Come on, Spring!
As the season winds to a close, there is the expected flurry of activity right at dusk as snakes move towards winter dens.
This will continue throughout October, into mid-November, when snake activity will more or less stop entirely. Here’s an article detailing when snakes stop being active in the winter in Arizona.
Here are some of our recent relocations, with many more to post.
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Late September and early October are usually pretty busy for us. As the monsoon wanes, we see snakes of all kinds getting ready for cooler conditions. That means there’s a lot to do: eating, mating, and traveling to wherever it is they want to wait out the winter. That can often mean they end up in a backyard or garage, and we’re called out to help.
A spike in calls usually happens right after dark. This will likely continue throughout October, dropping off dramatically in the first week of November. Of course the weather and conditions will largely determine how long this lasts, but this is a trend we see every year and we have no reason to believe it will be any different now.
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Likewise, October is a time that many homeowners realize that the fear of having a rattlesnake in the yard is something that can be stopped at any time. Things like making landscaping changes and having a snake fence installed can make a huge difference.
We’ve been busy! Rattlesnakes (and other species) are on the move across the state. Every day we are called to capture rattlesnakes at homes in the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas. Here are some of the latest captures:
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Now more than ever, making sure that an air-tight (or snake-tight, rather) solution is in place before rattlesnakes look for cool cover to wait out the incoming heat. This often means a spot under the pool equipment or landscaping. Thankfully, many give us a call to have snake fencing installed before that happens. Here are some recent projects:
Winter is continuing to keep snake activity to a minimum. However, some rain is in the forecast for later this week, so that may actually get some things moving! Here’s a quick note about rattlesnake activity in the winter, followed by photos and video of recent captures.