Springtime warmth makes a perfect day for Easter egg hunts. It also means a greater presence of rattlesnakes.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society said it has relocated nearly 20 rattlesnakes from area properties in recent days and that five people in the Phoenix metro area have been bitten by rattlers.
With Easter weekend approaching, the PHS recommends to avoid hiding eggs in spots that are likely to be used by rattlesnakes.
The PHS offered the following tips for a safe Easter holiday:
What to do if bitten by a rattlesnake:
PHS said there are at least 13 species of rattlesnakes and a few other types of venomous snakes in Arizona.
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