Monday June 27, 2016
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Thanks for the word of caution. However, please be advised that the Arizona Black Rattlesnake (Crotalus cerberus) does have the potential to deliver a pretty devastating bite. It should also be stated, that while 13 species of rattlesnake do occupy Arizona, the Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) is NOT one of them.
There are lots of good snake sites out there than can help you accurately identify the snakes in your back yard. I'd be happy to identify them as well, if you want to email me a photo.
It is best to avoid all rattlesnakes. There have been multiple deaths already this year from people who were bitten while trying to kill rattlesnakes. These gents would still be alive, if they had simply let the snakes go on their way.
Your Snake Buddy,
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