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Spring is here and the Rattlesnakes are out!

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April 28, 2010 09:14PM
This year because of all of the rains we got this winter there are predicted to be more snakes around the high desert in general. Right now the weather is warming up and its prime time for them to be out throughout the day because the temps are not too hot yet to make them seek shelter during the middle of the day. I was hiking yesterday with my three pooches in Granite Mountains when suddenly up in front of me I saw our little Miniature Pincher named Piper jump backward as at the same time a large rattlesnake lunged at him. Piper got lucky, apparently only getting bitten in his ear. But it was enough even so to cause major swelling on the side of his head and neck. This evening the swelling looks to be subsiding so it appears at this time that he will make it.

So be real careful out there. Rattlesnakes are common along Deep Creek. When out in wild lands don't hike at night without a flashlight. A couple of years ago I just missed stepping on a rattlesnake when I neglected to pull out my flashlight just after sunset, figuring my vehicle was not too far ahead and I didn't want to bother with it. Getting antivenom for a snakebite is very expensive so best to never have to need it in the first place. Be real cautious and always be alert to the dangers present in the types of terrain your walking in. Out where we live in northeastern Apple Valley the Mojave Greens are quite common and you definitely don't want to get a bite from one of them because they have an extremely toxic venom. They are pretty much one of the most poisonous rattlesnakes there are. It may save you some real grief and physical pain to keep the above mentioned in mind when hiking outdoors and around DCHS, Deep Creek and vicinity.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/28/2010 09:16PM by Wizard.
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