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Locals concerned after rattlesnake scare in Red Bluff

A man finds a large rattlesnake in his front lawn but officials are warning it is the time of year where we will see more.

Posted: Jun 20, 2019 1:41 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 1:50 PM

RED BLUFF, Calif. – Even if you can’t see it you know that the sound of that rattling tail is a rattlesnake.

Now that summer has hit, these snakes are starting to be found more and more.

"They are all over in this area but people might think that you can find them only in the suburbs but we find them everywhere right in the heart of town, apartment buildings,” said Captain Catie Huff of animal regulations. 

Just like Hollis Turner who found this rattlesnake outside his house over the weekend. 

“We recognized the rattle right away," Turner said. "The dog knew something was wrong too.”

The large rattlesnake he found has him worried about the safety of his kids and dog.

“Yeah we have kids and animals and it makes me worried,” Turner said. “I bought the house about a year ago and we know we are kind of in snake country… and our neighbors have seen them so we always kind of looked out for them.”

Turner says that he went right out and bought snake repellant which he said sells fast in Red Bluff. 

Officials are warning you people if they see a rattlesnake, or any snake, to call the professionals to remove it.

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