PHOENIX — Though it is late October, wildlife experts say rattlesnakes are still very much active in the Valley— causing concern for Halloween trick-or-treaters this year.
The Phoenix Herpetological Society says they are still removing snakes from homes all across the Valley and is warning trick-or-treaters to be extra cautious when walking around Wednesday night.
Tips for trick-or-treaters?
- Don't walk or reach where you can't see
- Bring a flashlight
- Avoid damp or rocky areas— Snakes like to hide there!
- If you come across a snake, don't touch it and walk away
If you do get bit by a rattlesnake this Halloween, the Herpetological Society says to keep the bitten area still, remove any constricting items like jewelry (or costumes in this case), elevate the wound and call 911.