Rattlesnakes in the Open Space
Due to recent reports regarding rattlesnake activity in the area, here are some safety reminders:
• Stay on trails and wear sturdy boots and loose-fitting jeans.
• Watch where you place your hands and feet.
• Don’t harass or try to catch rattlesnakes.
• If you encounter a rattlesnake, back off. Remember, rattlesnakes don’t always rattle to warn people of their presence.
If you are bitten by a rattlesnake, REMAIN CALM!!! Remove items such as rings, watches or restrictive clothing from the affected limb. Minimize physical activity. Keep affected limb below heart level and seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY.