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Rattlesnakes: The sharks of the West

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Photo courtesy of Dave Jensen, Owner of Wasatch Snake Removal, LLC

People have always feared the unknown and that fear transforms some animals into monsters in our minds, like sharks in the ocean, or rattlesnakes in the West.

The Mountain West News Bureau's Madelyn Beck hiked up to the Boise foothills to learn more about these villainized snakes.

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