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Certain weather makes you more likely to get a rattlesnake bite

When it rains, it pours (snakes).
a western diamond-backed rattlesnake

More rain means more snakes.

If you’ve ever gone hiking or trail running around the wilderness of the Western U.S., you’ve almost certainly been warned to be . A new study suggests you might be better off venturing into the wild during times of drought. In findings published on Tuesday, a team of scientists analyzed 20 years worth of snakebite data accumulated throughout California to determine that rainfall correlates with a rise in snakebite incidences in humans, directly contradicting a long-held assumption that venomous snakes were

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