It's that time of year here in Arizona..............Rattlesnake season

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Real Estate Agent with Dominion Fine Properties SA582226000

It's rattlesnake season here in Arizona.  Today, when I let the puppies out, they let me know all about it.

 

Tonight, on the evening news, they reported there have already been 15 reported rattlesnake bites ON HUMANS in the last week.

 

This blog is to give you some ideas on rattlesnake safety for you and your pets.

 

If out hiking, be sure you have a walking stick or cane - something to put ahead of you on the ground.

 

If you come across a rattler, back away SLOWLY.

 

Don't probe into rocky crevices.

 

Use common sense.

 

If you are bitten, one of the most common misconceptions is to put ice near the bite site!!  DON'T!  And, DON'T use a tourniquet.

 

Head DIRECTLY to the nearest hospital - PERIOD!!!

 

For your four legged friend(s) take them to rattlesnake aversion training - it can save their life.  Trust me - I experienced it just today!!!!

 

Be safe in the desert!!!

 

 

Posted by

Juli Vosmik

Dominion Real Estate Partners, LLC

480-710-0739

 

 Scottsdale and Cave Creek Real Estate

 

 

Helping you make informed decisions whether buying or selling homes in Scottsdale, Cave Creek and north Phoenix Arizona.  I know the area - I live here.

 

A portion of all sales is donated to the various animal rescue and humane societies.

 

AZ license SA582226000

 

 

 

 
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Joni Bailey
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And I was complaining about allergy season due to all the pollen. I shall stop. I'd much rather have this!! YIKES!!

Mar 30, 2011 05:21 PM #5
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Cheryl - are you arm's certified?  All of my horse riding friends carry one just for this purpose.

Liz, I just wrote another blog about that - there are some GREAT training centers which use an electronic shock collar and when the dog gets near a rattler (caged and milked) they get zapped.  I think the shock power is a little more than the "bark" collars we can buy commercially - but, obviously worth it.

Yep, Jane - NY.  Poor little snake will literally die if it goes outside of the snake building - it's way too cold for it.   Okay, truthfully, not a lot of sympathy here,

Chuck, where's "up here?

 

Mar 30, 2011 05:25 PM #6
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LOL, Joni - it's allergy season here, as well.  I'd MUCH rather deal with those symptons.

Mar 30, 2011 05:27 PM #7
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Juli, I"m sorry but the photo alone gives me chills.  A few years ago, we had a big rattler in our yard where we lived at that time.  One of my Westie terriers was crouching down intensely watching it while the snake started to rattle at him... I yelled and luckily, my dog listened and came to me...

Mar 31, 2011 03:48 AM #8
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Where were you living, Silvia?

Mar 31, 2011 04:25 AM #9
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We just had a snake that was missing from the Bronx zoo...

The snake was found today...

Mar 31, 2011 12:21 PM #10
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Joshua, last I heard that cobra was still missing.  I'm sure everyone's relieved it was found. 

Mar 31, 2011 03:02 PM #11
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Juli, Thankfully your puppies were not hurt. That’s incredible … 15 bites on humans in one week. News-worthy … it will bring awareness to the locals that the snake season has begun.

Mar 31, 2011 04:13 PM #12
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Juli,

Sounds scary!  I think I would pass out if I heard one of these.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Mar 31, 2011 04:21 PM #13
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Kathleen, there were another 5 just today!!!!! YIKES!!!  But, hiking is such a favorite pasttime here.

Ann, you actually get used to them.  Had 5 in the yard last year. That's why the dog aversion therapy is SO important.  And, I'm reading up on the rattlesnake anti venom shots.  If the puppies get bit, it supposedly slows down the effects so one has enough time to get the dog to the emergency clinic.   Another blog.

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I think I'll stay a little closer in town...where the snake appearances are rare!

Mar 31, 2011 09:49 PM #15
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Wimp, Abdon!!!!  Are you saying I love in the boondocks?  LOL. 

Apr 01, 2011 05:30 AM #16
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Wow - guess I better take my head out of the clouds and my eyes off the mountains when I'm walking again.  Rattlesnake season all too soon!  Thanks for the heads up!  Or, should I say, heads down!!!

Apr 01, 2011 05:37 AM #17
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Head's down AND dogs all on a leash!!!  Cara, there were 5 more reported human bites just last night on the news.  They're out in full force, enjoying our weather, just like us.

Apr 01, 2011 05:39 AM #18
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Juli - commiserations. I hope the snake "season" passes rapidly

Apr 01, 2011 06:29 AM #19
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Larry, they're just coming out and sunbathing after a cool winter (well, by our standards, LOL.)  Seriously, they are EVERYWHERE!!!

Apr 01, 2011 08:36 AM #20
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Goodness Juli!!  And people worry about tornadoes here in Indiana!  Goodness!!

Apr 01, 2011 06:25 PM #21
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I think I'll take the snakes, Pat, LOL. 

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Juli so you mean this time of year I would have to remain in doors? ------:)

Apr 02, 2011 04:15 PM #23
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No, Jennifer, just be extra careful out there!!!  It warmed up into the 90's here this week, 100 on April 1 - a little early for us, but it sure brought out the slithering ones. 

Apr 02, 2011 05:56 PM #24
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