Spike in snake sightings keeps fire crews busy in Southern Arizona

  • Source: KOLD-TV CBS 13 Tucson
  • Published: 10/13/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Some Southern Arizona residents are “rattled” by a recent rise in snake sightings. Serpents are typically most “active” in the spring and fall. However, this year really has expert wranglers on the run. “We have had over 500 snake calls in a 30-day span,” said Golder Ranch Fire District Assistant Chief Scott Robb. “It’s really the first time that we have had that [amount of calls in one month] over the past five years; when we started pulling data.” Many of those calls were for rattlesnake removals. “We move them about 100 yards away,” said Robb. “Typically, 100 yards is about as much as we can do to allow them to re-orient themselves without decreasing their chance of survival.”


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