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Warm weather brings out Arizona's creepy critters

The weather is starting to warm up, which means critters that sting, bite or envenomate you start to come out in Arizona.

PHOENIX — It’s getting warm outside, which means it’s scorpion and snake season. And, yes, you better believe they’re already out.

Jeremiah Green was just the helper/cameraman when his brother tried to catch a rattlesnake at his house in Ahwatukee Wednesday night, but he has been trained on how to do it.

“It’s not that dangerous if you know how to do it, so once you understand what the rattlesnake can actually do and how far they can strike, it takes the fear and danger out of it,” Green said.

It’s the time of year when everything that can sting, bit or envenomate you (yes, that’s a word) comes out to enjoy the sun.

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Not just snakes, but also scorpions.

Once the weather warms up, they start hunting, and you can find them in places you least expect it.

In Arizona, the most common ones are bark scorpions, the little brown ones. Unless you’re allergic, or a young child, they’ll hurt when they sting, but that’s about it.

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Rattlesnakes, on the other hand, that venom could kill you regardless.

Jeremiah and his brother ended up releasing the snake back into South Mountain, where it still wasn’t that happy.

Remember, do not try to catch rattlesnakes yourself. Call the experts. They deal with these critters every year.

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