JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Mid-April marks not only tax day every year, but is about the time rattlesnakes start emerging from hibernating in their dens in Colorado, and this year is no different.
“It’s around the right time of year for rattlesnakes to be emerging,” said Joe Ehrenberger, a snake expert with Adaption Environmental Services.
Ehrenberger and Dr. Nick Brandehoff, a medical toxicologist and emergency physician, recently led a group through the foothills of Jefferson County on a snake-seeking mission and allowed a CBS4 crew to come along.
“We will call 911 if there is a bite,” advised Ehrenberger. “It will be up to the dispatcher to decide if they dispatch a helicopter or an ambulance.”
With that warning, the group of about 10 doctors and…
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