Rattlesnakes are active from early spring through mid-fall, so currently we are in the height of rattlesnake season. Recently, a six year-old Colorado Springs boy died after he was bitten by a rattlesnake while on a bike ride.

Dr. Nick Brandehoff with the Asclepius Snakebite Foundation shares some helpful tips on how to avoid a rattlesnake and also what to do if you do encounter one on the trails.