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Risks of Living in Arizona: Which Animals Should You Avoid?

One of the biggest risks of living in Arizona is getting bitten or stung by a dangerous animal. These tips will help you stay safe on your next hike and know when to seek treatment.

In This Article:

  • When hiking through Arizona’s deserts and mountains, always pay attention to your surroundings. There are a few animals you need to be cautious of, as they could bite or sting you.
  • Scorpions, spiders, snakes, bees and mammals like mountain lions and javelinas are the most common animals to watch out for.
  • In some cases, bites and stings may be treatable with home remedies and over-the-counter medication. But if you are in serious pain, showing severe symptoms or bitten by a rattlesnake, seek medical attention immediately.

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