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How to Avoid Snake Bites
Tips on How to Avoid Snake Bites
Exercise caution when exploring - avoid putting
your hands into dark places such as rock crevices,
heavy brush or hollow logs without first investigating
thoroughly. CLICK HERE
TO SEE ANIMAL WEBCAMS
Be sure to wear proper foot
gear - hiking or heavy walking shoes - do not go
barefooted or wear sandals
to go exploring outdoors. Exercise care around
fallen trees and when in heavy brush - look before
Do not place your sleeping bag(s) next to brush,
tall grass, large boulders or trees where snakes
are known to live and nest. Place your camp site
and tents in a cleared area and use mosquito netting
tucked well under the bag to provide a barrier.
Do not try to pick up snakes or handle them unless
you have formal training and are able to handle
them efficiently. Most experts advise against trying
to handle even a freshly killed snakes as their
nervous system may be still active and they can
still deliver a bite!
Versus Nonpoisonous Snakes
characteristic distinguishes a poisonous snake
from a harmless one except the presence of poison
fangs and glands. Only in dead specimens can
you determine the presence of these fangs and
glands without danger.
Wilderness Survival and Education
We here at TigerHomes encourage
you to become involved - get out and explore the
wonders of nature.
Nature has provided us with beautiful scenery filled
with a simply remarkable array of creatures that
share this earth with us everyday. Education is
the key to understanding, to preserving and to
enjoying the marvels that surround us.
It is important
to be able to recognize various species of snakes
become familiar with their
habits and habitats on your wilderness journey.
Nearly ALL snakes will avoid man, if possible.
The danger of being bitten by a poisonous snake
is very small compared to the hazards of malaria,
cholera, dysentery or other diseases. There are
however snakes known to aggressively attack man
such as the King Cobra of
Southeast Asia, the Bushmaster and Tropical Rattlesnake
of South America and the
famous Mamba of Africa but even these snakes do
only occasionally. Most snakes bites results as
a chance encounter very unexpectedly. Most will "get
out of the way" given the chance unless aggravated
intentionally. It is important to be aware of your
surroundings and familiarize yourself with the
snakes and animals that inhabit the area you are
exploring. While snake "attacks" are
rare they most certainly can be deadly.
are widely distributed throughout the world and are found in all tropical, sub-tropical and
most temperate regions. Snakes use their venomous
strikes to secure food and they also use these
same venomous strikes for self-defense. Snake-bite
accidents occur when you step on them, walk too
close, agitate or threaten one - even if unintentionally.