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Snakes enjoy this season, too


Last updated 5/9/2008 at Noon

The sun is shining, the temperature is climbing, and it’s the perfect day on the trail. Rattlesnakes think so, too. It’s that time of year again, when rattlesnakes emerge from their hiding places in search of food. It’s not uncommon to find them stretched out across the trail.

“We are seeing a lot of them right now,” said Senior County Park Ranger Patty Heyden. “When you get rain and a lot of grasses and seeds, you’re going to get a lot of rodents and rabbits and things the rattlesnakes like to eat. The more prey there is, the more predators.”

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