Hikers Beware, Rattlesnakes are awake in the bay area.

By 965koit on April 23, 2018

Warm weather has arrived in the bay area and Rattle Snakes are out of hibernation and have been spotted.  In fact yesterday a hiker was bitten by a rattlesnake on Mount Tamalpais in Marin.  The 79 year old hiker received multiple bites and was airlifed to the John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek.  Last night it was reported that he was in stable condition.  Whew!  Special thanks to the Marin County Fire Department that assisted with the rescue.  Hikers are reminded to keep their eyes out for snakes now that warmer temperatures are here.  Rattlesnakes don’t want to meet you, as much as you don’t want to meet them.  If you see or hear a rattlesnake keep your distance.  It’s also a good idea to have your pet get a rattlesnake vaccine if you take your dog for long walks in areas that might have rattlers!  Be safe!

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