September 1, 2013
Jeffrey Hill, field agent for Rattlesnake Solutions, hoists a baby rattlesnake captured at an Ahwatukee home before releasing it in a desert wash. The state requires him to let captured snakes go within a mile of where they are caught. (Cronkite News Service Photo by Peter Haden)
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PHOENIX - In the shade of a fountain gracing the front yard of an Ahwatukee home, Jeffrey Hill faces two coils: one a garden hose, the other a Western diamondback rattlesnake measuring barely a foot long.