Are there snakes on Fiesta Island? We asked a Park Ranger and here is the answer we got:
Yes! Snakes are relatively common on Fiesta Island, most of them are King or Gopher (non-venomous) snakes but there is the occasional Rattler. It is certainly a risk people must be aware of and especially in the less populated areas (middle, vegetated areas of Fiesta Island). In the Stony Point area, there have been sightings of snakes, but they are not quite as prevalent as the more vegetated areas where they can hide and avoid being trampled.
Even though the whole area is dog off leash, I advise folks to walk their dogs on leash in those areas with more vegetation. There is less chance your dog will stick its nose down a hole, or run through the grasses and run into one. A dog owner may not realize what happened until it’s too late. In all honesty, a dog has a much greater chance of getting a foxtail injury than a snake injury any day out there -but as always, better safe than sorry. Be Aware!