I took the picture. From about 36" away. A 2' snake CANNOT jump that far faster than I can outrun it. PLUS I'm taller than he or she is! har har har
Hi GaryJorgeke PLEASE BE CAREFUL !!! I enjoy enjoy your postings and information. I would sure hear anything like this happend to you. Remember when you invited me I declined mainly because of the snakes LOL
They look like they have been eating well. That's a cool pic!The trouble with rattlesnakes is...they are more afraid of you then you are of them. They do not strike every moving animal or human. The woods are full of large animals, rattlesnakes rattle to warn animals of their presence. They need their venom to kill small animals to eat. There have been so many times I have tried to get a good picture of a rattlesnake and they crawl away to quickly. The best photos are head on from about 4 foot away. It would be impossible for a 3 or 4 foot snake to strike you from that distance. The rattlesnakes in this photo were 4 foot away. They were frightened of me, I only got 2 photos before they crawled under a rock. View attachment 2106969
I am not worried where I swing the coil but more so where I am placing my feet and hands, wear snake guards, and a good pair of boots that the fangs cannot penetrate a bite from a rattler can ruin a good day of detecting, that is one of the reasons I do not personally wear over the ear headphones or earbuds when detecting in the areas I detect the Rattlers and the fact there are bear and mountain Lion in the areas, as well as Javelina which can get pretty nasty if cornered, I detect for nuggets, my wife also goes out with me so I also have to keep a keen ear for what she is doing while we are out, and with my wife the way she is she would see a bear and think its a big friendly Dog so Over the ear and in the ear headphones are out of the question for me, you also cannot hear a rattler with over the ear and or earbuds when detectingThere's the old saying you only have to run faster than the other guy.
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Snake bites 😫
Not wise to suck out the poison yourself, that's what friends are for-right?
Probably leggings, snake bite kit, and bring aware of where you swing the coil.
Interesting topic 🤔
just remember a rattler can strike you from a distance of over half the length of his or her body lengthI would like to hear about your advice, for preventing snake bites or how could react in front of a bite.
Experiences, ideas, etc
Is that true that is not good idea to try to suck the poison ?
Is that true that some snake colors tell you if poisoning or not?
Is that true that rattlesnake are not rattle during rain?
Are these myths
Any comment is welcomed
Keep in touch
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you test that one and let us know how it works out, if a rattlers fangs can go through a rubber tire on a car how do you think a piece of cardboard and duct tape is going to fare.Duct tape cardboard around your lower legs, pull your pants up over the cardboard. Ground snakes seldom bite above the knee.
My late parents moved to Hollywood, FL back in the 80's. We only lasted a year as the crime at that time there was nuts. We also vacationed there almost every year. Sanibel Island is still one of my favorite places. I want to bring my daughters and wife there, but we will wait until it has recovered a bit more. I would love to try metal detecting some beach as well.I read that once we got home and did research, I couldn’t remember if the red touching yellow saying was correct. It wasn’t aggressive at all, but he blended in really well. It was right in the middle of the trail.
I agree about the 2 legged ones, we have some real winners down here in Fl. Cops just killed some nut in a shootout that was living in the State Forest west of us last week where we camp a lot.
Ok, instead of cardboard, try wraparound hard nylon. Did not know that about rattlers. We have Copperheads here.you test that one and let us know how it works out, if a rattlers fangs can go through a rubber tire on a car how do you think a piece of cardboard and duct tape is going to fare.
Small world, I had relatives that lived there and Hallandale back in the 60’s.My late parents moved to Hollywood, FL back in the 80's. We only lasted a year as the crime at that time there was nuts. We also vacationed there almost every year. Sanibel Island is still one of my favorite places. I want to bring my daughters and wife there, but we will wait until it has recovered a bit more. I would love to try metal detecting some beach as well.
Yes red and yellow touching is the one you want to avoid.
I will definitely let you know when I come that way. If you could let me know when the island gets back to normal. When I asked a travel company they lied and said "No worries everything is back to normal. You won't even know that a hurricane hit there". I knew they were lying.Small world, I had relatives that lived there and Hallandale back in the 60’s.
Sanibel area is still trashed from last years hurricane that just missed us. Lots of people still homeless and now an insurance crisis. Companies are moving out, others rates going thru the roof or cancelling everyone. Next big hit this state is going to implode. So far we have been lucky this year.
When you plan to visit let me know and I will send you a list of some of my favorite spots.
It’s really bad, Ft Myers Beach is gone, Sanibel is gone, I don’t know how else to explain it, everything is just “gone”. Maybe 1 or 2 structures still standing. They are having to bulldoze entire retirement communities because all the prefab homes are beyond repair. Lots of Retirees have lost everything and have no place to go. Now the Insurance Companies are fucking them over. They had a segment on our local news last week of a woman thats still living in her garage pleading for help, it was pretty heartbreaking. Last week Nationwide cancelled thousands of policies. Another news segment was a Guy that owned a Bar/ Restaurant on the beach at Ft Myers, it’s just an empty lot now So he brought a food truck in and parked it where the building used to be, same with the local hardware store that is now a tent. Just a rough guess, I would say 3-4 years before it’s even close to normal.I will definitely let you know when I come that way. If you could let me know when the island gets back to normal. When I asked a travel company they lied and said "No worries everything is back to normal. You won't even know that a hurricane hit there". I knew they were lying.
If you ever come out this way let me know as well. We have all kinds of great areas.