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Submitted photoMariposa County High School football player Jake Swift is shown with a rattlesnake he killed last week. The snake was in the boys’ bathroom on the upper field of the MCHS campus. It had 12 rattles and one button. Generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes will likely retreat if given room and not provoked or threatened. Most bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally brushed against by someone walking or climbing. On occasion, rattlesnake bites have caused severe injury...

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