In this episode we tag along with professional rattlesnake wrangler Lou Fraser, and state park ranger Kerrie Launey. Fraser shows us the kind of habitat in which rattlesnakes can be found, and educates us on their some of their behavior and some of the mistakes people make that lead to bites, all while catching four of the venomous reptiles. Meanwhile, California park ranger Launey tells us about snakes in parks and what you can expect, and she gives us tips for avoiding an unwanted encounter, and what to do in the event you are bitten.
We also have a video that accompanies this podcast at the link below. And be sure to flip through the really cool (and creepy) slideshow below.
Photo Credit: Meara Little, Cal OES
INSIDE LOOK: Rattlesnake Awareness, Warm Weather Tips and Backyard Pool Safety (VIDEO)
Snakes Slither Into Summer (oesnews.com)
Lou Fraser’s Rattlesnake Removal USA
Rattlesnakes in California (CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)
Rattlesnake Safety (California Department of Parks and Recreation)