San Francisco’s Rattlesnakes in the Outskirts


Let’s uncover San Francisco's different rattlesnakes!

Early Sightings

The rising temperatures are believed to have caused the rattlesnakes to emerge from their winter dens earlier than expected

Common Species Found

The Northern Pacific Rattlesnake is the most common species in San Francisco and much of California

Common Species Found

Other species of rattlesnakes found in California include the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder, and Mojave Rattlesnake


typically live in dry, rocky areas with plenty of brush and vegetation


They might be a no-show in winter, but you can easily recognize their presence during the warmer seasons, especially from April to the month of October


Around these months, these creatures leave their dens to hunt for food and mate

Behavior Rattlesnakes are generally shy and prefer to avoid people, but they tend to lash out if they are threatened due to survival instinct


Symptoms of bites

– Swelling – Pain – Nausea – Vomiting – Diarrhea – Dizziness – Difficulty breathing

First Aid for Rattlesnake Bites

The first step is to, of course, seek medical  attention immediately To impede the venom’s dissemination, it is vital to immobilize the limb where you’ve been bitten and position it at or below the level of your heart (lower than the heart)

First Aid for Rattlesnake Bites Do not continue wearing tight clothes or jewellery, especially at the bite site.


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