Another Snake Encounter Apr 30, 2009 11:36:53 GMT
Post by Carmela Balcazar on Apr 30, 2009 11:36:53 GMT
Precaution is to get away from it when you see one. But if it's in your property already, then better hunt it down and kill it before it hurts any of your loved ones.
Growing up in the farm where encounters with snakes were and are still routine, we were taught as children to respect and give them a wide berth instead. I try to practice these wise words and after many close encounters, more often than not, if you give these reptiles a chance to escape, they will flee at the slightest chance.
I try to share these words of wisdom with my nieces and nephews who roam the fields and explore the gardens. So far, no bite encounters in the family for 4 generations now. I believe the advice is not only practical but sustainable as well. Imagine if we had to hunt all dem' critters down and kill them on the pretext that they might hurt the young'uns.
The best advice for survival and safety is awareness and education.
Just my snakeskin opinion.