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Old 07-29-2008, 03:43 PM
 
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I am trying to find out if any of these areas are more snake prone than another -- I really don't care if they are poisonous or not just curious on any of them.

On a secondary issue - I have targeted these cities - can anyone suggest specific schools or neighborhoods within each that a young family (3 & 7 year old) should look at?

Thank you!!
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:11 PM
 
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ON the snake thing I have no input. I would have never thought about snakes in any of those areas - especially Rocklin & Roseville since they are more suburby

What is your budget for a home? - public or private school?
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Old 07-29-2008, 04:26 PM
 
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The entire state of California is within the habitat of rattlesnakes. That being said, I have lived here for over 30 years and never seen one not in captivity. There really aren't any areas more snake prone than others.
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Old 07-30-2008, 06:38 AM
 
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I lived in Rocklin. If you got into the outskirt areas, the old ranch areas, then they have rattle snakes like anywhere in the foothills. In the suburb areas the snakes seem to stay away. I did have black widows in my garage though. *shudder*. Unless you are out walking in the high weeds out on a trail you are pretty snake safe. You just have to be smart walking out. In all years of living in the foothills I never saw a snake. Even in Auburn and Meadow Vista. We did have a dog who ran off at Folsom lake and got bit by a rattle snake (we think it was) but she didnt die, but she was really sick.

I loved Rocklin. It has really grown. Roseville has older homes. It would depend on what you are looking for, new vs old homes. Rocklin has lovely areas and new schools. I would look for an area close to where you work. The traffic is heck anymore.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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I've actually seen 3 rattlesnakes in the last few years. All were while riding my bike (2 times) and jogging (1 time). The first time was in Chico while mountain biking. The snake was on the dirt path. The second time was riding my bike on the American River Trail (paved), and the snake was on that path. The third time, and most scary, was a baby rattle snake on the East Drainage Canal jogging path in N. Natomas. So they are around, but not usually in high human population places. If you go in the dry, hot places out in the foothills, you might see one. But I doubt you'll see them in your neighborhood. Really, you shouldn't be worried about them.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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I am trying to find out if any of these areas are more snake prone than another -- I really don't care if they are poisonous or not just curious on any of them.

On a secondary issue - I have targeted these cities - can anyone suggest specific schools or neighborhoods within each that a young family (3 & 7 year old) should look at?

Thank you!!
I lived in Roseville & Folsom and only saw a snake once on a bike trail.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:10 PM
 
Location: Shingle Springs, CA
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The foothills and parts of Sacramento are also home to King Snakes, Garter Snakes, Gopher (Bull) Snakes, and Red Snakes in addition to Rattlesnakes. I may have left one off the list. Only the Rattlesnake is poisonous. On our property, we actually have several "pet" gopher snakes that we protect and have water available hoping to get rid of a few gophers and mice....

You might encounter snakes in open areas outside of Roseville and Folsom. Where building is taking place you will probably see them as they search for new undisturbed areas. Folsom Lake park has lots of snakes.

Rattlesnakes aren't a huge problem, but we do keep our eyes (and ears!) open and have our dogs vaccinated each year.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:43 PM
 
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Snakes are your primary concern and education is secondary???

For the sake of your family you should get help in determining what should be a concern and what should not.
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Old 08-03-2008, 02:14 AM
 
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The thing about rattlesnakes is that they are disturbed by areas of heavy construction. So like Kidblue pointed out, they will search for undisturbed areas and migrate. In Folsom, you'll see signs warning you that rattlesnakes are seen in the area when you go to, say, Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Still, you can have "snake wranglers" come out to your house to inspect the property for them, wherever you choose to live, if you're really that concerned.

I've seen them several times in Newcastle (including once sunning itself on a porch), and have seen other kinds of snakes there, too. I also saw one on a trail while jogging off Auburn-Folsom in Loomis, too. But Newcastle and Loomis are much more rural.

As far as schools are concerned, Placer County is a very nice area and has really good schools, both elementary and high school.
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