Several Western Colorado residents are going to social media with reports of an increase in the number of rattlesnakes sightings in the area. Following a few calls to Division of Wildlife offices in the western part of Colorado, it seems there might be a number of explanations.
The photo above shows a rattlesnake spotted earlier this week near Craig, Colorado. The photographer says this makes the sixth rattlesnake he's seen in the area in the last week. Is Western Colorado experiencing an increase in the rattlesnake population?