Do a lot of people get rattlesnake bite?

Snakes. Rattlesnakes are common in AZ, CA and other sw states. They are generally not aggressive, rattlesnakes strike when threatened or deliberately provoked, but given room they will retreat. Most snake bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally touched by someone walking or climbing. Therefore, most of snakebites occur on the hands, feet and ankles.