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June 06, 2013

Here are some resources and tips:

# 1 If you see a snake, step away from it and DON'T TOUCH IT.

* Managing Rattlesnake Problems --- How to Identify a Rattler & What to Expect, Protecting Yourself and Others, For Hikers, If the Worst Happens

 Los Angeles County Dept. of Animal Care & Control:

 http://animalcare.lacounty.gov/Rattlesnake.asp

California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife:

 http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/issues/snake.html

 * VIDEOS --- RECENT NEWS VIDEOS ABOUT PEOPLE BEING BITTEN BY RATTLESNAKES

Toddler Bitten By Rattlesnake

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/04/30/toddler-bitten-by-deadly-rattlesnake-near-idyllwild/

SoCal Rattlesnake Season Begins; Residents Urged to Be Careful Outside

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/SoCal-Rattlesnake-Season-Begins-Residents-Urged-to-Be-Careful-Outside-208711311.html

 Safety Tips For Pets and Kids During Rattlesnake Season

http://ktla.com/video/#axzz2V4N6ZTB0

SoCal man fights for life after snake bite

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=6803464 

Before you leave on a hike, be sure to fill out a LASD – HIKING PLAN sheet and provide to a loved one to hold onto just in case something happens to a member of your hiking/camping expedition. Or, if you know someone going on a hike, ask them to fill out this easy form, so that it will help your mind at ease. You can download the form by visiting:

HIKING PLAN Sheet

http://file.lacounty.gov/lasd/cms1_163961.pdf

Captain Mike Parker

Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau - Newsroom
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department
323-267-4800
Email: 
SHBNewsroom@lasd.org
Website: http://www.lasd.org

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