Are more snakes slithering around Kern County?

Are more snakes slithering around Kern County? »Play Video
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A viewer called Eyewitness News after her dog was bitten by a rattlesnake, believing there might an increase in snakes around Kern County.

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While an expert at the California Living Museum says there aren't more snakes around, he says they might be more active, thanks to the cool spring and current heat spell.

He also offers tips to avoid getting bitten by a snake, and what to do if you have been bitten.