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State issues rattlesnake warning Wildlife officials advise public to avoid rattlers CALIFORNIA FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT As the warm weather returns, humans are not the only spe- cies coming out to enjoy the sun. Snakes, too, can be found basking in the sun&apos;s rays. Although most snakes in the state are harmless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminds the public to steer clear of the venomous rattlesnake and know what to do if one strikes. All of California, from the marshlands to the mountains, is snake country. The Southern Pacific rattlesnake is found on Catalina Island. Scientists are try- ing to determine if the species has evolved into a new subspecies. Rattlesnakes are generally not aggressive and usually strike only when threatened or deliberately provoked. Given room, they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. The majority of snakebites occur on the hands, feet and ankles. On rare occasions, rattle- snakes can cause serious injury to humans. The California Poison Control Center notes that rattle- snakes account for more than 800 bites each year in the U.S., causing one or two deaths. Most bites occur between the months of April and October when snakes and humans are most active outdoors ....... Rattlesnakes are not confined to rural areas. They have been found in urban areas, on riverbanks and kt. ,  ..... .........  , ..... Whether science determines this Catalina resident is a regular Southern Pacific rattlesnake or a distinct subspecies unto its own, it is still a dangerous serpent to encounter in the wild -- a viper with toxic venom. Photo by Julie King lakeside parks and at golf cours- es. Startled rattlesnakes may not rattle before striking defensively. Fish and Wildlife officials recom- mend the following precautions to reduce the likelihood of a bite: Wear hiking boots and loose- fitting long pants. Never go bare- foot or wear sandals when walk- ing through wild areas. When hiking, stick to well-used trails. Avoid tall grass, weeds and heavy underbrush where snakes may hide during the day. Do not step or put your hands where you cannot see, and avoid wandering around in the dark. Step ON logs and rocks, never over them and be especially care- ful when climbing rocks or gather- ing firewood. Check out stumps or logs before sitting down, and shake out sleeping bags before use. Never grab. "sticks" or "branch- es" while swimming in lakes and rivers. Rattlesnakes can swim. Be careful when stepping over doorsteps as well. Snakes like to crawl along the edge of buildimgs where they are protected on ome side. Never hike alone. Do not handle a freshly killed snake, as it can still inject venom. Teach children early to respect snakes and to leave them alone. Though uncommon, rattlesnake bites do occur, so have a plan in place for responding to any situa- tion. Carry a cell phone. Stay calm. Wash the bite area gently with soap and water. Remove watches, rings, etc, which may constrict swelling. Immobilize the affected area. Transport safely to the nearest medical facility. For more first aid informa- tion, please visit California Poison Control at www.calpoison.com. What you should NOT do after a rattlesnake bite: DON'T apply a tourniquet. DON'T pack the bite area in ice. DON'T cut the wound with a knife or razor. DON'T use your mouth to suck out the venom. 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