Bordered by both desert and mountains, Valencia West, AZ, offers the ideal habitat for rattlesnakes, coyotes, and bobcats. Rattlesnakes are particularly fond of the city's dry, rocky terrain. In yards, the pests hide under debris or low -growing plants and bite homeowners who unknowingly sneak up on them . Coyotes and bobcats most often wander onto private properties looking for food and water. They are drawn to swimming pools and prey like rats, squirrels, and small pets. While healthy coyotes and bobcats rarely attack humans, both can carry rabies.