Snake Safety

Snake Safety

Trails: With the beautiful weather we are experiencing, you may find yourself wanting to take a hike on some of the convenient trails provided by the Del Sur community. Before you hit the trails with the family here are some items to keep in mind.

  • Be Rattlesnake Safe:

With the coming of warmer weather conditions, snakes of many species are through hunkering down, making human encounters with these elusive creatures more likely. Although most native snakes are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recommends steering clear of the venomous rattlesnake – and knowing what to do in the event of a strike. Rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a variety of habitats throughout the state from coastal to desert. They may also turn up around homes and yards in brushy areas and under wood piles. Generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes will likely retreat if given room or not deliberately provoked or threatened. Most bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. For what to do if you encounter a rattlesnake, please clink on the link which will take you to the California Department of Fish website.

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