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Conservation Officer Service sees increase in rattlesnake calls due to hot weather

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August 23, 2020 - 7:00 AM

With the recent scorching weather, the Conservation Officer Service is warning about an increase in rattlesnake reports.

“While most of us look to beat the heat, Rattlesnakes are basking in the sun – so much so that the soaring temps in the Okanagan have led to a rise in Rattlesnake calls for the BCCOS,” according to the service’s Facebook post.

The heat means that snakes are more active and they’ll be looking for places to warm up late into the evening, according to the service.

Rattlesnakes in Penticton were found in gardens and garages, according to the post, which also asks that residents shut their garage and shed doors to keep the sneaky snakes from sliding inside.

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One snake was caught in netting. The Conservation Officer Service asks that garden areas are kept free of debris to prevent snakes from becoming tangled.


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