Rattlesnakes showing up in Jefferson County: How to protect yourself

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Watch where you step as it starts to warm up. There have already been several rattlesnake sightings in Jefferson County, and more are expected.

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has some helpful tips to stay safe in rattlesnake habitats.

  • Wear ankle-high boots and long loose pants
  • If you’re walking through tall grass, carry a long walking stick to tap on the area ahead of you to warn snakes that you’re nearby
  • Walk with a partner
  • Never touch a rattlesnake, even if you think it’s dead
  • Stay on trails and if you see or hear a snake, stay away

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