With temperatures starting to rise we have already begun to see signs of snakes such as the wife seeing a garter snake.
Copper Heads, Rattlesnakes (Diamond, Black Diamond, Western Diamond, Eastern Diamond, Prairie, Mojave, Tiger and Timber Rattlesnakes), Cottonmouth (water moccasin)
Know your snakes and learn them well, it could mean your life. They can also be found under sheets of metal, Large rocks, Large decaying logs, brush piles.
1. Call an ambulance immediately. …
2. Don’t panic and don’t move. …
3. Leave the snake alone. …
4. Apply a pressure immobilization bandage and splint. …
5. Don’t wash, suck, cut or tourniquet the bite.
Water snake, copperheads and such will often lay on branches a few feet above the water, this can get nasty. We have been out fishing and slide under some tree branches to tie onto the bank for a trot-line and it fell into the boat on us. Using a stick, we were able to flip it out of the boat. This ended up being a common water snake and was non-poisonous but regardless a surprise is a surprise.
(no matter what someone says a snake CAN bite under water)
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