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Q:

Which desert animals are dangerous?

What wildlife do you need to watch out for in the Southwest desert during the spring?
—The Editors
Santa Fe, New Mexico

A:

Funny, this question came up as a friend and I were out hiking in the desert recently, discussing whether snakes would be out this early, when we nearly stepped upon a big fella camouflaged on the trail!

Basically, anything that spews venom, su

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