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Rising temps roust rattlesnakes


Last updated 7/3/2017 at Noon

Rattlesnakes are more likely to be out and about when temperatures rise.

Tracy DeFore County of San Diego Communications Office

As the weather heats up, San Diego County Animal Services said residents may see more rattlesnakes out and about. The department has already received 656 rattlesnake calls since the beginning of the year, 100 more than last year at this time.

“Due to our very temperate climate, rattlesnakes can be found year-round in our county, in communities ranging from the coast to the deserts,” Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa said. “But snake sightings may spike during hot spells.”

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