I've lived in Chino Valley near this home for 3 years moved here from WA. State. I haven't seen a rattler yet, and yeah I was paranoid too. Got the dogs rattlesnake shots at the vet, so far, only the most beautiful King Snakes that eat any little bothersome creatures, that you ended up falling smitten with. We have tiny little iguana's...that at the mere sight of you, immediately do about..200 push ups in one miniute, I was impressed! It's a sweet neighborhood, our kids ride horses or four wheelers, if ever you need something, just ask, very easy-going. In town, you'll get to know the folks, and they'll get to know you. It's really nice, to be greeted by name, ask where their fishing these days? or hunting or just shoot the breeze. A very Community place to live. My neighbors haven't locked their doors in years so they say, and I do know two neighbors who leave their keys under the floor mats of their trucks! OMG, I'm not brave enough to do that yet! All...in....all....it's a really sweet place to live. If you like working on cars, or trucks, motorcycles, horses, donkeys, ......that easy going! I asked my neighbors about rattle snakes, and they always have a great story, but, it's always up north never right at home. In the summer most of us set up our big above ground pools and ya can hear everyone laughing and playing. It's a peaceful place, great place to let the kids ride their bikes, dirt bikes, horses, or donkeys!