Rattlesnakes everywhere: the odd consequences of California’s drought

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Snakes, bears and other animals seeking refuge from the drying landscape are increasingly finding their way into urban environments

Len Ramirez stalked through the dried landscape, scanning the ground ahead searching for movement. Called out to an estate in Napa Valley, the owner of Ramirez Rattlesnake Removal company was finishing up his last job of another busy day wrangling, removing and relocating snakes from homes across northern California. He’d found three in just this yard, including one nestled roughly 1,000 yards from the pool.

Rattlesnakes are everywhere these days, he says – on front porches, in potted plants, and under children’s play equipment. “I am busier than I have ever been. Complaints are coming in from all over the state.”

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/26/california-drought-rattlesnakes-bears
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