Record Number Of Rattlesnakes Making Their Way Into Yards Due To Drought
Southern California is known for its sun, sand, and of course, it’s snakes.
And thanks to our ongoing drought, rattlesnakes are making their way out of the hills and into our yards in record numbers.
“They’re out in full force right now,” said Bo Slyapich, who is known as the “rattlesnake wrangler.”
He specializes in snake removal, relocation, and prevention.
Slyapich has been working with snakes for more than 50 years and says homeowners are giving the rattlers exactly what they are looking for.
“If you build it. they will come,” he said. “Just because you build them a cave, leave the door open, garage door open, put a cement pond in the backyard, make it green all around, maybe throw some mice and rats around. They love us humans"