Posted: Aug 2, 2012 2:04 PM by Joe Bevans
Updated: Aug 2, 2012 8:58 PM
Colorado Parks and Wildlife wants people to be aware of rattlesnakes this summer. This is the time of year that sightings and encounters are up as snakes seek relief from the heat during the day. Homes near the burn areas of the Waldo Canyon fire might notice more snake activity. Much of their natural habitat is gone and construction in those areas drives them to look for another place to live. Most bites come from people trying to handle or move snakes. Wildlife officers say the best thing to do is leave them alone and watch where you walk.