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Reducing rattlesnake-human conflicts

June 6, 2006

Arizona is home to 11 species of rattlesnakes. As rapidly growing Arizona communities move into formerly undeveloped landscapes, encounters between people and rattlesnakes increase. As a result, the management of nuisance snakes, or snakes found in areas where people do not want them, is increasingly important. Since 1994, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has conducted research on the behavior and ecology of nuisance rattlesnake in Arizona national park units. A decade of research provides important insights into rattlesnake behavior that can be used by national parks and communities to reduce rattlesnake-human conflicts.

Publication Year 2006
Title Reducing rattlesnake-human conflicts
DOI 10.3133/fs20063062
Authors Erika M. Nowak
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2006-3062
Index ID fs20063062
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Southwest Biological Science Center