I live on the edge of a desert wilderness area. I have a lot of wildlife in my yard, it is large with a wash and wild native plants . I come across a few snakes every summer, but only one Western Diamondback in the last 5 years. It was resting close to my house, so I relocated it out in the desert. I would not recommend that. I have seen several rattle snakes in the 40 years that I have lived in Arizona.
The Diamondback I relocated in a trash can.
We also have North America's most toxic scorpion, the Bark scorpion. I kill many of them every summer.
This is what I do to manage living with these animals.
I look at the ground when I walk in the yard.
I carry a stick, or a tool like a shovel. I use it to move brush before my feet get there. Also a defense against wild cats and coyotes.
Always look before putting hands in things.
Always look under the car before getting in.
I don't worry about them when it is cold out.
Check beddng and shoes before getting in.
This guy is not toxic.
Last edited by AzRover; 04-17-2012 at 03:55 AM.
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