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Rattlesnakes—Living with them

'Living with venomous reptiles' from The Tucson Herpetological Society: https://tucsonherpsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/LWVR.pdf 
 
If you see a snake in your yard avoid it, it may just be passing through.

To have a snake removed:
 
Northwest Fire no longer removes rattlesnakes as for March 2009.  If a snake call is a true emergency they will respond, but they no longer will come for snake removal.

Pima County (Unincorporated parts) -- If you are a member of the Rural/Metro Fire Department: Call Rural/Metro Fire Department at Telephone: (520) 624-9913.

You can find licensed wildlife removal specialists using a directory maintained by the Arizona Fish and Game Department. This resource is located at 
http://www.azgfd.gov/w_c/urban_rehab_relo.shtml

Sources: 
"NW Fire won't roll on all rattler calls."  Arizona Daily Star. March 3, 2009.  Page A14. 
"Scary Critters belong here." Arizona Daily Star.   April 18, 2004. Page 1.
 

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Last Update: 7-17-2014 1:18pm

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