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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Preparing for the eclipse: rattlesnake awareness


August 9, 2017

WORLAND – As the solar eclipse gets closer and closer and the numbers of people visiting the area gets larger and larger, people need to be prepared for multiple things. One of those things is to protect you family, friends and visitors from getting snake bit.

Thermopolis Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meri Ann Rush stated at the Thermopolis eclipse meeting July 24, that community members need to notify or educate visitors about rattlesnakes. The rattlesnakes will be out and a lot of people from back East aren't aware of the danger, she said.

Area hospitals are prepar...

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