Rattlesnakes have been spotted near Gleneagles Place in La Cañada Flintridge, another sign that a warm spring is causing more early encounters between foothills residents and wildlife than usual.
Neal Peterson, a Gleneagles resident since 1975, said he encountered a baby rattlesnake Wednesday morning, and others before the most recent rainstorm. “That’s pretty early for us,” said Peterson. “They usually don’t start coming out until it gets hot, but we’ve had some warmer weather. “
California Department of Fish & Game officials say warm spring weather also prompted a bear to awake from hibernation and lumber out of the mountains in March to look for food in North Glendale and La Crescenta. The bear was captured April 10 and relocated deep in the Angeles National Forest.