Home of the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake!


Massasauga rattler sunning on the Indian Springs Metropark hike-bike trail.

The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is a true pit-viper; the only venomous snake found in Oakland County. They are well camouflaged, docile and secretive and would rather escape than strike when threatened and that may explain a fact noted by emergency medical professionals:  on the rare occasion when a rattlesnake strikes it almost always occurs on the dominated hand of an intoxicated male.  “Hey Joe, Watch at this!” may just summarize the foolish bravado behavior that precedes most encounters between two species, homo sapiens and Sistrurus catenatus catenatus.   Humans are not on the menu, but these highly skilled ambush hunters use their heat -seeking pits to target small rodents and frogs.

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Stay Healthy This Flu Season!

The Oakland County Health Division will be offering flu shots with better protection this season. These shots will guard individuals against four viruses: Type A H1N1 and H3N2 and two Type B strains, all of which are most likely to occur this season.

The importance of getting a flu shot cannot be stressed enough– getting vaccinated greatly reduces the number of people that get ill each flu season, and helps to decrease the severity of the illness and its complications. Our updated flu shots will help in our goal of helping to keep Oakland County residents healthy.

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2013 Oakland County Land Sale Auction

Are you looking for tax foreclosed property in Oakland County? Whether you are a family looking for your next home, a real estate investor, or a business seeking a new location, don’t miss out on the 2013 Oakland County Land Auction!

Twice a year, land sale auctions are held in Oakland County. Beginning August 26th and running through the 28th, next week’s Land Sale Auction will take place at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac. Watch Oakland County Treasurer Andy Meiser discuss the details & benefits of purchasing property at this year’s auction.

For more information about purchasing tax foreclosed property in Oakland County, visit the Oakland County Treasurer’s Office website.

Veterans Services in Oakland County

For over 50 years, Oakland County Veterans’ Services has provided services to veterans and their families residing in Oakland County.

Our experienced benefits counselors are dedicated to ensuring that the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans are recognized, and that they and their families receive all veterans benefits to which they are entitled. And in being a division of Oakland County Government, these services are provided free of charge.

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