Skip to Content

Check your tires: Snake slithers into wheel well of AZGFD vehicle

TUCSON – An Arizona Game and Fish Department crew member made a sssssss-tartling discovery after the team member found a rattling friend taking refuge in a wheel well of their vehicle in the Galiuro Mountains.

In a Facebook post shared on AZGFD’s Facebook page Thursday afternoon, the team member reportedly found a black-tailed rattlesnake in the tire frame after doing a Chircahua leopard frog survey in the Galiuro Mountains. Officials say the crew member was able to safely extract the slithering reptile with a dip net.

Check Your Tires: A black-tailed rattlesnake eyes an AZGFD crew from a wheel well, where it hid after being seen in the…

Posted by Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson on Thursday, September 12, 2019

AZGFD reminds residents to be on the lookout for snakes during this time.

For more information, visit Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson on Facebook.

Author Profile Photo

Anthony Victor Reyes

Anthony Victor Reyes is the lead digital content producer at News 4 Tucson. The award-winning journalist previously worked as a community reporter in Jasper County, Iowa.

Skip to content