I have already had a cow snake bit. It was cottonmouth. The young cow is recovering. I looked for cottonmouth today but didn't find any. It will amaze you how aware the snakes are of your presence. They know you are there and have not trouble seeing you at 50 ft
I think I will stay away from floor-less tents for a while after reading this!!
Cobbhunts, I am glad you were kidding and will take the snake bite kit. There are definitely rattlesnakes in Wyoming, so don't tell yourself that. There were too many of these to read to see if someone said that already. My friend in high school had a freezer full for some reason. I am not sure exactly why.
The distances are one thing people coming to Wyoming seem to have trouble adjusting to. One time I told a tourist how to get to Wal-Mart. I said take a left at the next stoplight. The next stoplight was about 100 miles away. I am not sure if he figured that one out. The distance from hospitals is a concern.
One I almost stepped on a rattler. If you want to see a 280 lb man with black bushy beard squeal like a little girl and do the roadrunner running in mid air trick, you should surprise me with a rattle. Wait, don't do that, that is mean.
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"I love my country, I love my guns, I love my family, I love the way it is now, and anybody that tries to change it has to come through me, that should be all of our attitudes, cause this is America!!"
- Charlie Daniels
"Most democrats in WY are not like other democrats (they actually like babies, guns, and the constitution)"
- AT Hiker
Moth balls are excellent snake repellant. We have a lake house in Louisiana that does not get used much. One year, we had very high grass early in the season due to the rains. This created an ideal habitat for rats, which created a bonanza for the snakes. A few of the rodents got into the house, and the snakes followed. I went down to the lake house and found two 6 foot snake skins in the living room. I headed for Wal Mart (did not have to ask for directions) , and laid in a supply of moth balls, which I liberally applied in the attic.. Got rid of the snakes, rats, and bees in one fell swoop.
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Im glad the snakes are staying out of your hat these days Sawfish I have herd of cowboys putting their ropes around their bedrolls but IDK if it works or is just a story. I dont mind friendly snakes I just dont like the ones that could kill me!
"Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."
I see snakes on the side of honey locust trees....honey locust.....don't know if a lariat would stop them.
In our area they group and stay in the shade of rocks in the afternoon and bask in the morning when the sun first comes up. Just learn where they are and watch where you step.