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April typically an active month for rattlesnakes

264 bites recorded statewide in 2020   PHOENIX — With more people getting outdoors to take advantage of the state’s warm, spring weather, it’s important to keep in mind that 13 species of rattlesnakes also call Arizona home. Depending on location, the species that are encountered most often are the Western diamondback, sidewinder, Mojave and […]

Arizona’s rattlesnakes most active in April

So far, 39 bites recorded statewide in 2020   PHOENIX — As Arizonans get out to experience the trails and outdoors, it is important to remember that Arizona is home to 13 species of rattlesnake. The ones encountered most often are the Western diamondback, Mojave, black-tailed and sidewinder.  Thomas Jones, amphibians and reptiles program manager […]

Living with Rattlesnakes

Arizona Rattlesnakes Rattlesnake Facts Scientists have identified 36 rattlesnake species Rattlesnakes live only in North and South America 13 species live in Arizona, more than any other state Rattlesnakes use the "loreal pit," a heat-sensing organ between the nostril and eye to locate prey and potential predators These snakes have glands that make venom, much […]