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Rattler bites Green Valley man

A 69-year-old Green Valley man was bitten by a 2 1/2 foot rattlesnake Sunday and taken to Banner University Medical Center.

Green Valley Fire District Spokesman L.T. Pratt said the man suffered a bite to his foot around 4 p.m. at a home in the 1000 block of West Desert Canyon Place.

Rattlesnakes are active and aggressive this time of year, Pratt said.

“The warm weather is keeping them above ground and hard to detect because of the fall colors of the vegetation,” he said.

“Wood and slash piles make a superb nesting area. Beware while outdoors in the desert areas, especially in the afternoons when the daytime temps are their highest.”