Snake season already in full swing in the Valley

PHOENIX - Snake season is here. Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center reported this week that they received about seven snake bite calls in the past week and a half.

Phoenix Fire says it's not uncommon for snakes to appear on popular hiking trails in search of sun. 

Hikers are advised to follow their common sense:

  • Avoid touching snakes or getting close to them. Even baby rattlesnakes can release enough venom to cause problems and sometimes you won't hear them.
  • If you see a snake, remember it can strike up to half of its body length. You need to stay at least that far away.
  • If you see one, walk away. 
  • If you are bitten, don't panic.  Most snake bites are not deadly but you should get help immediately.



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