Snakes alive! The rattlers are back

Rains bring more hatchlings

HANDS OFF—Calabasas rattlesnake wrangler Bo Slyapich captured this large pregnant snake on Las Virgenes Road. Healthy females can produce up to 20 hatchlings

Children and dogs are most vulnerable to rattlesnake attacks due to their curiosity, but injury and even death can be prevented if certain precautions are taken, snake wrangler Bo Slyapich told members of the Conejo Valley Rotary Club at their meeting last week.

“We’re at the height of rattlesnake season,” said Sl...

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