Rattlesnakes are out a month earlier than usual in the Bay Area, so watch your step out on hiking trails.
The Tassajara Valley Little League has temporarily moved all baseball games from Blackhawk Fields in Danville and sent a warning letter to parents, after a little boy was bitten by a rattlesnake.
The odds of being bitten by a rattlesnake are slim, but it does happen. 15 people were bitten by snakes in Santa Clara County last year, and emergency responders would prefer not to see it happen at all in 2013.
Santa Clara County fire and emergency officials are reminding the public to watch where they walk this spring and summer to avoid venomous snakebites.
Outdoor enthusiasts may find a bit of a surprise in Bay Area parks and natural habitat regions these days: rattlers are starting to make their presence known this Spring.