About Ellis Garvin

Hi, I’m Ellis Garvin. I was raised in central Texas; home to rattlers, coral snakes, copperheads, and more.

But I live now in the foothills of Grass Valley, California. So, I have encountered hundreds of rattlesnakes in my lifetime.

I’m a firm believer in not killing anything if I don’t have to, so I have personally and safely removed dozens of them from nests near my home where my kids play.

In doing this over the past few years, I’ve learned a lot about them, where they like to live and hide, what they eat, what they are attracted to, how to deter them, and what to do if you have one or more living near you.

Join me on this journey of looking at these fascinating animals and learning about them as we answer all the top rattlesnake questions.