• There are fewer venomous snakes in this part of Arizona than in many of the desert regions, but they are still present.  Any humans who are bitten by a snake should be treated in an emergency room; pets should be taken to the vet as soon as possible (make sure to let your vet know your pet was bitten by a snake when you contact them).
  • Generally, snakes are seen in the spring and summer months, as they prefer the warmer weather and increased sunshine; one of a snake's favorite activities is usually basking in the sun on top of a warm rock.  It's rare to encounter one in the late fall or winter.
  • Most of the venomous snakes in our area are rattlers, which will usually give you warning when you wander into their space.  Try to avoid the snake while you wander right back out of it.
  • For more information, see this brochure.

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1. Bears
2. Cougars/Mountain Lions
3. Coyotes
4. Elk
5. Javelina/Peccary
6. Raccoons
7. Rodents
8. Skunks
9. Snakes
10. Spiders
11. Ticks
12. Woodpeckers