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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby mrfish » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:34 pm

Rattlesnake bites young boy in rural East County
This video includes some useful information about rattlesnakes in general and rattlesnake bits in particular.
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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby sandman » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:27 pm

Giant rattlesnake discovered in Alpine backyard :scared:
Info about why baby rattlesnakes are more dangerous than the big ones!
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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby panamint_patty » Wed May 11, 2016 6:27 am

When there are lots of rodents, it soon follows that there will be plenty of snakes. I saw a ton of rats, mice, and ground squirrel or chipmunk type rodents while out exploring the desert these last couple weeks and so there will be a surplus of snakes soon. Or at least that seems like a reasonable prognostication based on the available evidence.
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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby twister » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:26 pm

Mission Trails Park could be key to snakebite cure
Squirrels and wood rats down near San Diego seem to be immune to rattlesnake venom. Study proposed to find out why.
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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby tronagirl » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:17 am

The warm weather we've experienced these last few days is likely to entice snakes to come out of their holes. They say that rattlers accumulate a lot of venom during hibernation and so bites early in the spring can often deliver more toxic venom than might be the case later in the season. Keep an eye open for snakes!
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Re: Rattlesnakes

Postby wildrose » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:29 am

Expectant mother finds rattlesnake in her laundry :eek:
It crawled in through a gap beneath a door. No one I know has a gap like that, but that's how snakes get into houses. No gaps = no snakes!
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