May 31, 2023

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Here’s what to do if you’re bitten by a rattlesnake

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DENVER (KDVR) — Temperatures are warming up and summer is almost here. While miller moths have been showing up everywhere, they’re not the only creatures that are out right now.

Arvada Fire said rattlesnakes have emerged from hibernation.

Rattlesnakes usually avoid humans, but about 8,000 people are bitten by venomous
snakes in the United States each year, with 10 to 15 deaths, according to the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration

What to do if a rattlesnake bites you

According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, here’s what you should do if you are bitten by a rattlesnake:

  • If the snake is still in the vicinity, move carefully away to a safe location. Find a place where the victim can lie flat and rest…

Dara Bitler

2023-05-23 12:37:11

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