Last week, the City of Wichita Falls issued a warning about how the exploding rat population has led to an increase in rattlesnake sightings.

OK.  So we might be seeing more snakes, or are we? Several media outlets have picked up on the story and have made it sound as though we are literally overrun with snakes. It's been blown out of proportion by a media that just cannot help but sensationalize everything.

Mike Hendren from Wake Up Call on our sister station NewsTalk 1290 explains more in the video above.