As the weather warms up, snakes come out of hibernation. Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare (ACW) would like to remind people to be extra careful as we enter the springtime.
“This is the time of year when snakes emerge in search of food and to mate,” said ACW Bureau Manager Bradley Oliver. “Animal Care & Welfare Officers respond to calls of snakes that are found inside or at the entry and exits of a residence or business, and snakes that are blocking entry to your vehicle”.
Here are some tips from Bullhead City Animal Care & Welfare:
· Snakes are usually out after the sun goes down when they are hunting. Be sure to use a flashlight when you go outside.
· Keep your yard as tidy as possible. Don’t give snakes a place to hide near your home. Trim your plants and keep vegetation short.
· Do not leave food scraps outside; this will attract other animals such as rodents, which will attract snakes.
· Always keep an eye out for snakes, especially while walking or hiking.
· If you see a snake in the desert, leave it alone and do not approach it.
· If a snake is inside or at the entry/exits of your home, business or vehicle, call Animal Care & Welfare at (928) 763-6000, or (928) 763-1999 after 5 p.m. Keep an eye on the snake from a safe distance until the ACW officer gets there so they can remove and relocate it.