Hiking is fun, But keep in mind, it’s rattle snake season!
Be aware of your surroundings.
Always have a plan in case of emergency.
When hiking stay on trails, and avoid walking through tall grass.
Always step on top of logs, not around them.
When hiking with a dog, have an emergency Dog Carry Harness, in case your dog is in distress and needs to be carried down a trail or out of the area.
*Try and limit places for critters to hide in your back yard, like boards, unused furniture, or buckets.
*Check with your veterinarian about the rattlesnake vaccine for your dog.
*Get rattlesnake repellant for around your home.
*Mesh can be placed around the bottom of the fence surrounding your yard to keep them out.
*Interested in rattlesnake avoidance training for your dog? Contact Rattlesnake Avoidance Trainer, Gina.
If you come across a rattlesnake in the San Diego area call
San Diego Animal Control (619)236-2341or 619-767-2675
or contact Animal Control in your area.
*More prevention, safety, and what to do in case of snake bite…. SanDiego.gov- Safety Tips
Great tip, and especially for a person who fears snakes like me.