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07-12-2010, 01:24 AM
Walking toward her backyard compost pile last August, Stormy Sweitzer saw it from the corner of her eye. Then she heard its rattle. “I quickly got out of the way,” Sweitzer said. Then she went back inside her house to latch the doors. She didn’t want her Labrador dogs outside. A simple wait until the next day was enough time to let the small Great Basin rattlesnake slither away on its own. Sweitzer had seen rattlesnakes on trails in and around the east benches of the Salt Lake Valley. She follow...