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  • Hikers beware! It’s rattlesnake season

    With the increased rain we’ve had this year, rattlesnake populations are expected to rise, and with it the risks of bites. Fresno Chaffee Zoo Curator of Reptiles Mark Halvorsen talks about precautions to take while hiking.

With the increased rain we’ve had this year, rattlesnake populations are expected to rise, and with it the risks of bites. Fresno Chaffee Zoo Curator of Reptiles Mark Halvorsen talks about precautions to take while hiking. John Walker The Fresno Bee
With the increased rain we’ve had this year, rattlesnake populations are expected to rise, and with it the risks of bites. Fresno Chaffee Zoo Curator of Reptiles Mark Halvorsen talks about precautions to take while hiking. John Walker The Fresno Bee

It’s rattlesnake season. Here’s how to prevent getting bit on your next hike.

April 29, 2017 5:21 PM

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John Lindsey writes Weather Watch, a weekly column for The Tribune. He is PG&E's Diablo Canyon meteorologist and media relations representative. Email him at pgeweather@pge.com .