I'd say a good remedy would be leather gloves and boots. Snakes on our continent
really don't want to fool with us. Lying on the ground with a long vulnerable backbone
with large animals (us) walking around can't be the most calming of lives.
I've lived in rattle snake country all my life and if given a chance they will avoid a fight
and slither away. The problem is when they are surprised and I believe that gloves and
boots will deal with that. Along with a long stick or rake to flip them away if they are
tool cold to move on their own.
We have a lot of gophers, rats, mice and rabbits in our part of the world. It is unusual for snakes
to hang around places where there is no prey. Get rid of the prey, the predators will go
Loic, a summer in California with
rattle snakes is a whole lot safer than a winter in Holland ;-)
----- Original Message ----
From: donald <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 24, 2007 5:24:42 AM
Subject: [iris-photos] Re: copperhead
So far as I know there is no house-remedy antidote. In fact, unless
you have a serious reaction snake serum isn't used routinely because
it's often something that can cause dangerous reactions in itself.
It's only used as a last resort. I can't think of a good substitute
for my hands, unfortunately. What else is going cut and pull out the
old leaves and unwanted debris. I can't of an effective way to evict
them. They can move in from the pasture overnight. Certainly this one
didn't overwinter in the iris bed.
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