"Be Prudent About Rattlesnakes" Zion National Park Warnings Or Dangers Tip by AKtravelers
Zion National Park Warnings and Dangers: 35 reviews and 49 photos
Zion National Park is home of seveal poisonous snake species, including the feared rattlesnake. Any traveler should be careful to avoid being bitten, and especially make sure that you don't put your hands in places you can't see. A rattlesnake bite can be fatal. At the same time, don't let your fear of rattlers inhibit your ability to enjoy Zion. Rattlesnakes are more afraid of you than you are them, and they won't attack unless provoked. They can't out run you and they (usually) aren't smarter than you, so even if you spot one you're not really in danger -- just keep your distance.
This rattlesnake was safe to approach because his fangs were otherwise engaged and likely empty of vemon. Additionally, no rattler worth his salt would give up this hard-won dinner (yum, squirrel!) for a taste of me!
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