Warning issued about rattlers in town

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MEEKER I Meeker Police Chief Bob Hervey said Tuesday that parents and pet owners should be aware that rattlesnakes have been spotted within the Meeker town limits within the past week.
Hervey said one was spotted near the Meeker Recreation Center and that the other was spotted near Pine Street at 5th Street, and that they may be coming down to lower altitudes because of the heat.
The police are urging parents to inform their children about rattlesnakes and that the children and the adults should stay away from the reptiles.
The department also advises that a good sign that a rattlesnake may be near and may be coiled in the shade is when a dog or dogs are barking for no apparent reason.