Utahns continue to rattle our inbox with snake tails

Jul 5, 2022, 3:56 PM | Updated: Jul 26, 2022, 4:53 pm

UTAH – As the weather gets warmer, humans are not the only ones enjoying the summer heat; rattlesnakes are also out to get some sun.

Utah wildlife officers said snakes are now out of their dens and in lower elevations searching for food and water.

A couple of hikers already had unfortunate encounters with snakes, like a Bountiful family’s dog being bitten by one and rushed to the vet.

Utahns experiencing close encounters of the rattlesnake kind

You would think these slivery reptiles are only in remote desert areas where hikers and pets could be bitten, but our viewers sent photos of finding rattlesnakes across Utah.

Some hid in greenery on trails, while others visited homes nearby the mountains.

But remember, if you run into a rattlesnake in your backyard, do not kill it as it’s illegal. Please call DWR, and they will help relocate the animal to a new home.

A rattlesnake spotted in American Fork (Credit: John Sorenson) A rattlesnake spotted in American Fork (Credit: John Sorenson) A rattlesnake hidden in the ground at Corner Canyon. (Credit: Kristin Brocoff) A rattlesnake at Herriman. (Credit: Gary Allen) A rattlesnake enjoying the shade at Five Mile Canyon. (Credit: Anthony Nicholas) A rattlesnake trapped in a garbage can in Little Cottonwood Canyon. (Credit: Kari Hasebi) At rattlesnake on some boulders in Salem. (Credit: Jennie Elder) A snake traveling off the Shoreline Trail, Davis County. (Credit: B. Scott) A rattlesnake hiding off a trail in Snow Canyon. (Credit: Suzi Holt) A rattlesnake enjoying the shade at Thunderbird Gardens. (Credit: Kaden Erickson) A rattlesnake hiding in the greenery at Timpanogos Cave Trail. (Credit: Cindy Anne) A rattlesnake outside of a home in Perry. (Credit: Kelli Morris) A rattlesnake enjoying it's meal at Zion National Park. (Credit: Linette Scheffeld) A rattlesnake near a trail at Zion National Park. (Credit: Linette Scheffeld)


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Utahns continue to rattle our inbox with snake tails