As the summer heats up it will become more common to see rattlesnakes out on the trails here in the Bay Area. And you might be one of the people who get scared about the potential to encounter one, but the good news is that it’s easy to avoid conflict with these amazing creatures!
We’ll be joined by Dr. Emily Taylor of Central Coast Snake Services, who will dispel some myths about the Pacific Rattlesnake that lives in our region. You’ll learn what incredible animals they are, their life cycle and the role they play in our ecosystems. Finally, Dr. Taylor will share tips for how to be safe while enjoying our public lands on the California coast.
This free online presentation will give you the information you need to feel safe and confident in snake habitat and leave you with plenty of cool snake facts!
Dr. Emily Taylor is the Director of the Physiological Ecology of Reptiles Lab at the California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). She is a professor of Biological Science and Founder of Central Coast Snake Services, which assists people in safely managing interactions with rattlesnakes.