Snake Bites

The number one thing you can do to reduce conflict with venomous snakes is to learn about the wildlife that live alongside you and treat them with respect - David Steen

Snake Bites

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Don't Get Rattled: Avoiding and Treating Rattlesnake Bites

Dealing with rattlesnakes typifies venomous snakes especially if it is your unlucky day...

Take heart in two facts. First, rattlesnakes can mostly be dealt with by avoiding them. They generally do not strike unless they are cornered or otherwise feel threatened. Second, you probably already own the best emergency snake bite kit available: a cell phone from which you can call 9-1-1.

Forget all the heroics you've seen in the movies - and forget those snakebite kits you find in sporting goods stores. If a bite happens, the best thing to do is simply get safely to the emergency room.

If you do get bitten, don't panic. About one quarter of the bites are "dry" - that…

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