As the weather warms up and we all crave getting out into the sunshine, so do our reptile friends. Turtles, lizards and snakes crawl (or slither) about to bask in the sunlight which helps them to thermoregulate, digest food and absorb essential vitamins. If we respect the space of these critters, they a are content to keep their distance. Sometimes though, surprise encounters lead to unfortunate encounters.
Such was the case when an unsuspecting man in Morgan Hill was doing some yardwork on a sunny day early this month. After mowing the lawn, he was returning his lawnmower to his garage when he told his wife that he had been bitten by a snake. He told her that it was a rattlesnake. After his hand a face began to swell, he was rushed to the hospital and admitted to intensive care.