UTAH

Logan police close Gibbons Park Playground after rattlesnake sighting

Jul 30, 2020, 6:47 PM | Updated: Jul 31, 2020, 1:29 pm
Rattlesnakes Gibbons Park Playground...
(Photo Credit: Logan City Police Department)
(Photo Credit: Logan City Police Department)

LOGAN CITY— On Thursday, Logan City Police posted on Facebook reporting they had to close the Gibbons Park Playground because rattlesnakes have been spotted in the area.

 

Corporal Brian Ray with Logan Police and Animal Control said,  “We had a report of a snake and possibly two, one for sure was confirmed to be a rattlesnake.” Ray said they sent officers out to the park last night to check it out, and “the snake had crawled under cement section of the playground.  We went up a couple of times today looking… and we haven’t seen it again.” 

Gibbons Park Playground has not responded about the rattlesnakes yet. 

Ray says rattlesnakes can frequent the area during the summer.  “[Gibbons Park Playground] is right on the edge of the mountain there, and there’s a big sagebrush knoll that comes down right to the top of the park, so, it’s prone to having rattlesnakes for sure.  We get rattlesnake calls from the houses along the East Bench a few times a year.” 

Corporal Ray says if you see a rattlesnake, call the police.  “Give us a call, we’ll catch it if we can and take it up the Canyon away from the playground.”  The number is 435-753-7555.

Today’s Top Stories

Utah

Fireworks light up the night sky over Liberty Park Thursday July 24, 2003 Photo by Scott G Winterto...
Mark Jackson

Fireworks and some open flames are now banned in Park City

Just before the holiday weekend, Park City has banned fireworks and non-permitted open flames due to extreme drought conditions and fire risk.
14 hours ago
The new monuments at This is the place heritage park....
Mark Jackson

This is the Place Heritage Park to unveil monuments for early Black pioneers

This is the Place Heritage Park will unveil a monument dedicated to early Black pioneers on July 22, just in time for Pioneer Day.
14 hours ago
Back view of two ambulances...
Don Brinkerhoff

Herriman mother saved by off-duty police officer

A Herriman woman feels lucky to be alive after her raft is tipped over and she nearly drowned last week.
14 hours ago
Fireworks and sparklers are on display...
Lindsay Aerts

Watch public fireworks instead of lighting your own, says state fire marshal

Fireworks in Utah will be legal to set off in approved areas by July 2, and the state fire marshal asked anyone lighting their own to practice caution.
14 hours ago
Vehicles enter Zion National Park   on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. With Independence Day set for Mond...
Mark Jones

Busy weekend expected at Zion National Park

With it being Independence Day on Monday, Zion National Park officials are expecting a busy weekend at the park and say visitors should expect long lines.
2 days ago
draper shooting police...
Mark Jones

Party ban becomes permanent for Airbnb

Airbnb announced this week that it is placing permanent ban on disruptive parties. In April, two people died in a shooting at an Airbnb in Draper.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Logan police close Gibbons Park Playground after rattlesnake sighting