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WILD WEDNESDAY: Rattlesnake season is starting — here's what you need to know

A rattlesnake can be seen slithering out from a den in this screen capture from a WildSafeBC video.
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April 10, 2019 - 1:00 PM

Several species become more active in the spring and rattlesnakes are one of them. 

Rattlesnakes can be found in the dry grasslands of B.C.’s Interior.

They are beginning to emerge from their dens and will typically stay near these areas until the weather gets even warmer, says WildSafeBC. Once the weather is hot enough, they will disperse across the landscape. 

Some safety tips to remember when you're out hiking in areas where you might find a rattlesnake is to stay on well established paths and avoid tall grass or rocky areas where snakes could be resting.

It’s also important to know these snakes only bite out of defence, so remember to give them lots of room if you run into one out in the wild.

They don't always use it, but usually snakes will shake their rattle to let you know they are close. Check out the video below to hear what it sounds like.

For more information on rattlesnakes go here.

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