Red Diamondback Rattlesnake
This is the Red Diamondback Rattlesnake also known as the Crotalus Ruber. These beautiful species of rattlesnake are on the species of concern list. They are protected and required to be left alone. These beautiful snakes are one of California’s beautiful native species!
Southern Pacific Rattlesnake
One of the most common species of rattlesnakes is the Crotalus Helleri, the southern pacific rattlesnake! These snakes are the most common here and have been known to express a defensive temper. However like all rattlesnakes, they just want to be left alone. They are warning you to stand back and just leave them be!
This is one of the most unique species of rattlesnakes found in Southern California, the speckled rattlesnake also known as the Crotalus Mitchellii. These snakes are known for their beautiful camouflage! Their colors have ranged from, pink, white, brown, grey, red, and blue. They are nearly invisible to the naked eye. So it’s crucial to always check your surroundings.
The Sidewinder Rattlesnake
This is a desert species of rattlesnake! One of the more known for its way of moving! The sidewinder rattlesnake, “Crotalus Cerestas” These guys are known for the different way of movement. They are also one of the fastest snakes in the desert!
The Mojave rattlesnake is one of the most lethal snake in the US. They have a very nasty neuro/hemo toxic venom. They are known for their greenish tint, hence its name “Mojave green rattlesnake
WHAT TO DO WHEN A RATTLESNAKE IS NEAR?
Do not approach the snake. If on a hike, allow the snake to pass.
If the snake is on your property call your respected snake removal specialist
Please be aware that in most cases calling the fire department or pest control will result in the death of the snake
Stay calm and know the snake is not trying to harm you
WHO TO CALL WHEN A RATTLESNAKE IS NEAR?
Make sure to call a company that is licensed, bonded and insured. It’s important to make sure who you end up calling is legit. This will prevent you from any liability if the property gets damaged or someone gets hurt.
WHAT ELSE DO I NEED
TO KNOW ABOUT VENOMOUS SNAKES?
Rattlesnakes are ambush predators. They rely on their speed and stealth to secure their meal. They won’t always rattle when you walk by them. So the most important tips to know are...
Stay clear of bushes, shrubs and thick vegetation.
They respond to your presence with a defensive posture, not aggressive.
They are absolutely crucial to the ecosystem so it’s best to never kill the snake but to hire your professional snake specialist to take care of them
If bit, do your best to not panic. Stay calm and call 911
Always pay more attention to the ground and where your next step is
* Important disclaimer, these are just tips to help avoid any possible encounter with snakes. However that does not mean you will not be bit *