If you are one of the 5 million people living in the Phoenix metropolitan area its likely you’ve encountered a scaly friend at some point. But what happens when you find one in your yard? Our recent study partnered with Rattlesnake Solutions looked at 2,300 snake removals from 2018-2019 in the Valley to think about the ways people currently interact, and can better coexist, with snakes and other wildlife as residential housing continues to expand into the surrounding desert.
You can check out a recent news article on our research at azcentral.com: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/07/12/snake-removal-research-hopes-to-stop-snake-killings-in-phoenix/7815127002/
Or access the paper at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2351989421001517