Apr 16, 2016 6:11 PM
A man has been bitten by a rattlesnake after initiating contact with the snake. According to CalFire, they were called to the scene on Airport Road near Clark Road around 10:00am Saturday. According to first responders, the snake bit the man after he initiated contact with the venomous creature. He was taken to the hospital but is expected to make a full recovery. Biologists warn that when the weather heats up, rattlesnakes can emerge in the foothills. They are most active at dawn and dusk, and try to avoid confrontation with other animals and humans. Biologists recommend that anyone who encounters a rattler should turn and walk the other way. Also, they warn that pets should remain on a leash when outside. Rattlesnakes are reclusive, and try to avoid confrontation, but will strike if cornered or aggravated.
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