Category Archives: Rattlesnakes

Use common sense to avoid rattlesnakes bites on your pets

Every year between April and October veterinarians see an influx of rattlesnake bites in Southern California. Source of this article: The Thousand Oaks Acorn, April 11, 2013 The western diamondback is the most common rattlesnake seen locally. The snake thrives … Continue reading

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How to avoid rattlesnakes and give first aid

Source of this article – Moorpark Acorn, May 19, 2005. By Angelo Salvucci, MD Now that the rains are over and the weather is warming, the Southern Pacific rattlesnake can be expected to be active. This venomous snake may be … Continue reading

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Start of Rattler Season Puts Snakebite Specialists on Alert

More rain — meaning more food for snakes — plus urban sprawl could add up to busier emergency rooms. Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, May 16, 2005. By Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer After accidentally squishing a … Continue reading

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Rattlesnakes

Say no to uncontrollable bleeding Source of this article – Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2004. Julie Sheer | Times Staff Writer The Southern Pacific rattlesnake Ralph Prado kept as a pet last year sank its fangs into him and … Continue reading

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