Our community is home to a wide variety of desert creatures. While some are harmless and others are not. If you are unsure, it is best not to approach or attempt to handle them.

The Golder Ranch Fire District will gladly respond to remove snakes and other desert creatures that you do not want on your property. However, getting to know a little about the species that inhabit our environment will not only increase how you safely interact with them, you may find that some are welcome on your property. To gain a greater understanding of the animals native to the desert southwest, visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.

If you have questions about what to do about bites, stings, or other encounters, click here!