Rattlesnakes hiding in the heat can be danger to people

The reptiles’ bodies can’t cool down unless they’re in a shadier spot, and they still don’t want you round.REDDING, Calif. — Virtually no rain for three months here and sunny days are drawing people outdoors to hike on trails, work in the yard or spruce up the garden, but the weather also brings out rattlesnakes.When it gets really hot outside like it has been recently — Monday’s high was headed to 109 degrees — snakes often hide during the day, said Adrienne John, assistant curator of animal programs at Turtle Bay Exploration Park here.
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