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Watch out for rattlesnakes in the foothills of the Tucson Catalina Mountains

Rattlesnake by SearchNetMedia
Rattlesnake, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

We have spotted two large dead rattle snakes in the neighborhood during the last couple of weeks. As the temperature at night drops into the 60’s and 50’s, these venomous snakes may seek warmth on the neighborhood streets.

Bring a flashlight on evening walks. Also, consider Professional Snake Avoidance Classes for your Dog. We are not associated with, nor do we endorse the one in the link above, but we are sending a dog to this one for training.

The snake in the photo was one we encountered while walking another dog in the Rillito River in Tucson. We never saw it as we walked right up to it and were close enough for it to strike. They stay so well hidden in the shadows.

So, be cautious out there!

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Oracle State Park is OPEN

Oracle State Park by SearchNetMedia
Oracle State Park, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Oracle State Park had its Grand Re-Opening last month. Visit Arizona Highways blog has some great info about the Re-Opening. With the so weather perfect, this a great time to visit.

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Western Bluebirds are back in Tucson and the Santa Cruz Valley

Western Bluebird by SearchNetMedia
Western Bluebird, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

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Beautiful time to visit Sabino Canyon

Thimble Peak by SearchNetMedia
Thimble Peak, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Click here for a SLIDESHOW. Saw deer yesterday.

Javelinas are going green in the Tucson Catalina Foothills

Going green? by SearchNetMedia
Going green?, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

We have had reports of javelina knocking over trash cans in the Catalina Foothills this last week. All raided trash bins were taken out the night before pick up.

Rare jaguar sighting in Southern Arizona

Jaguar - dotted neck by marfis75
Jaguar – dotted neck, a photo by marfis75 on Flickr.

KOLD report with hunter who photographed it – CLICK HERE

Birders at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson

For more information on Sweetwater Wetlands, visit TucsonMenu.com.

Cool off above Tucson at Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon

Rose Canyon Lake by SearchNetMedia
Rose Canyon Lake, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information on Rose Canyon Lake and other recreation areas, visit TucsonMenu.com.

Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival – August 17-21

Great-Horned Owl by SearchNetMedia
Great-Horned Owl, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information, visit Tucson Audubon.

Music on the Mountain in Summerhaven

Escape the heat in Tucson, and drive up to Summerhaven for some “Music on the Mountain” on Sunday, August 21rst. LAVAMusic.org presents Top Dead Center – 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, with an acoustic jam session starting at 11 and band starting at noon – Outdoor concert in a festival setting in Summerhaven on Mt. Lemmon.

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