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Firefighters experiencing increase in rattlesnake calls

Posted at 8:25 AM, Mar 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-20 13:45:54-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — It's the first day of Spring! With temperatures warming up, fire crews are warning people to keep an eye out for rattlesnakes.

A spokesperson for Golder Ranch Fire says they are getting an increase in calls.

"Snakes are looking for food and water. Right? So if you have anything that's attracting mice and rodents they are looking for, any bird feeders... So the snakes are just following them in," PIO Adam Jarrold said.

Other things to keep in mind, make sure you know where you are putting your hands and feet and call professionals if you need help.