Wildlife Officials Caution That Summer Means Rattlesnakes in Utah

Published on June 17, 2014 at 12:09PM

State wildlife officials are offering some advice to Utahans who may encounter a rattlesnake this summer. Krissy Wilson with that state Division of Wildlife Resources says this is the time of year when snakes leave hibernation and move around in search of food. Wilson adds that rattlesnakes are a valuable part of the ecosystem because they help control rodent populations. she cautions though, that when you are hiking in foothills or other outdoor areas, you are entering the snakes’s territory.