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Old 06-15-2019, 8:18 AM
Handshaker Handshaker is offline
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Originally Posted by ZirconJohn View Post
Haha WRONG ...!

I have pics of relocated rattlesnakes year after year at/or around the den where I relocated them. They are clearly identified by the blotch patterns on their backs and side panels.

They absolutely positively live good healthy lives when relocated. Why did I spend enormous time and energy to take detailed pics, log each one with names and dates? Because I too questioned if they will survive. My extensive research is complete and is confirmed. Relocating rattlesnakes is good for their well being.

If you want to create false reasons for not relocating, it’s not necessary ... just dispatch the rattlesnake and be done with it. Or ... relocate these amazing creatures they deserve it.

And ... it’s NOT illegal to relocate rattlesnakes. Gee-manee... really??? Gimme-a-break!

I dont need any reason to shoot them, other than they are trespassing on my property. I guess you dont know how to read the California statute. A rattler is wild and it is alive(wildlife). Just because you think its not illegal doesn't make it so. And if they live after relocating doesn't mean you are not breaking the law. Are you willing to call fish and game and bet you wont get cited? I will post here because you are clearly clueless.

When asked what someone should do if they find a rattlesnake in their yard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Biologist Kevin Brennan said, “Nothing. If it’s threatening you or your pet and you’re willing and capable, kill it. Otherwise, just spray it with a stream of water from a hose and it will go away.”

Often, however, people relocate the snake to another property. “It is illegal to relocate any species of wildlife in California,” said Brennan. He said doing so is considered abandonment. The reason why is because the animal’s chance of survival is very slim. “They usually die within a matter of weeks.”

Last edited by Handshaker; 06-15-2019 at 8:26 AM..
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