Recently, Merced County Parks and Rec. has received multiple reports of rattlesnake sightings at Henderson Park near Snelling. While this is natural habitat for snakes, they become more active and visible when the weather warms up.
County Parks and Rec. staff has posted caution signs and is working to clean up public areas that could serve as hiding places for rattlesnakes. However, when you’re in their natural habitat, there is always risk of encountering a rattlesnake.
Please use caution when visiting County parks or other natural habitats where you may encounter wildlife. Always watch where you step, listen and avoid walking through tall grass/brush.
If you or someone you know is ever bitten by a rattlesnake, here are some helpful tips:http://www.healthline.com/health/rattlesnake-bite