SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — According to a new study from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, rattlesnakes are thriving in California.
The report states that snakes are among the fastest-growing animal population in the state.READ MORE: 'It Just Makes Your Heart Melt': Folsom Marine Injured In Kabul Bombing Gets Hero's Welcome Home
Towns along Highway 50, between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, are becoming boom towns for rattlesnakes.READ MORE: Yolo County Program Trades Safe Fireworks For Illegal Ones
Experts say that climate change is the cause of the increase in the snake population because it creates a perfect environment for them.MORE NEWS: Experts: California Lacked Safeguards For Gun Owner Info
Wildlife experts advise hikers to stay on the trail and never step into an area where they can’t see.