Not to be an alarmist, but…if you’re traveling this summer to somewhere hot that has snakes (most places), one Arizona family has a message for you: check your pool noodles before throwing them in the pool. According to ABC 7 NY, an Arizona family is said to have found several “rattlesnakes hiding in their pool noodles. The family said they found a large snake and her babies inside two of their pool noodles leaning against their wall. One wrangler said he is not surprised because snakes are looking for cool and dark places to hide. Experts suggest keeping items like pool noodles up high and to check them before using them.”

You can bet that I’ll be checking any pool noodles before I let my boy use one. More than anything, the lesson here is to stay mindful of your environment when there are dangerous animals nearby, especially as a parent of a young child. Here’s the news report:



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