Snake, rattle ‘n’ roll

Active spring keeps hikers, homeowners on the lookout


MAN WITH A MISSION—Rattlesnake wrangler Bo Slyapich of Calabasas says a female can have more than 20 babies in a single season. And it’s the season.   Courtesy photo

Local hiking trails are starting to see more activity as summer approaches, and not just from humans. Rattlesnakes are out and about.

As temperatures rise, rattlers leave their dens to spend more time sunning themselves and hunting, which can pose a challenge for unwary hikers and their pets, or even homeowners walking into th...

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