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Rattlers return to Odessa


Last updated 5/11/2023 at 10:33am

ODESSA — As the weather warms, residents here are quite familiar of one side effect: rattlesnakes emerging from hibernation in the channeled scabland environments of southern Lincoln County.

Last weekend’s comparatively hot temperatures alerted the serpents that it’s time to emerge. Odessa Public Works crews ran into a snake near the town treatment plant Monday, May 1.

That’s not uncommon for local crews or residents.

“We hear about hundreds of them every year,” Public Works director Anthony Paszkeicz said. “Last year we probably saw a dozen or so just on city property.”...

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