Residents seeing an uptick of baby rattlesnakes across Valley

PHOENIX - An uptick of baby rattlesnake sightings is raising concerns for some Valley residents.  

Experts with Precise Pest Solutions say the young rattlesnakes are difficult to spot and in some instances, they can be even more dangerous than adult rattlesnakes.  

"They are dangerous — that's because there is no warning, their warning is a quick snap at you," David Coleman with Precise Pest Solutions explained.  

The baby rattlesnakes hide in the most unlikely places. Coleman said he has seen them everywhere — a trampoline in a backyard, basement walls and crawl spaces. 

Coleman said on Tuesday he responded to a woman's home after the baby rattlesnake was discovered right outside her front door.  

However, Coleman said baby rattlesnakes in plain view isn't always the case. He suggests that residents regularly check their backyards and garages to protect themselves and their pets.

"I've had three dogs bitten," Coleman said. "They all lived but it ranges anywhere from $700 to $3,000 to save the dog depending on how much anti-venin they need."  

 

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