Wildlife Techniques and Safety
Field Crew Safety and Techniques for Working with Wyoming Rattlesnake Species
New seasonal field crews bring a variety of experiences with them. For many with Wyoming Game and Fish and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database their experiences working directly with venomous species were limited. We collaborated with WY G&F to put together this day-long training reviewing ecology and behavior prior to training with Bull/ Gopher snakes and then Prairie Rattlesnakes, Crotalus viridis. Crews eventually brought this experience to the field and applied it further to work with Midget-faded Rattlesnakes, Crotalus concolor.