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Agreed!SpiderLegs wrote:I don't worry about snakes, I'll take my chances. But after a killer bee attack a few years ago I'm pretty jumpy
I do a lot of bushwacking too, so to mitigate the danger of snakes, if I am with a group, I will casually let some lead and sneak to the second spot in line through the thick brush. Or if I am by myself, I will let my dog go first through the bushes..I'm almost always bushwacking to some extent
This has always been a deal-killer to me. I've had enough to make me think about it, but not enough to make the discomfort seem worthwhile, especially considering how favorable the statistics are.DarthStiller wrote:They were heavy, chafed the skin, and made my legs sweat under my knees, which would roll into my socks.
[ Colorado Hiker Dies from Snakebite ]
While Tracey is always the second hiker, many times I neither see nor agitate the snake so she ends up telling me (more like YELLING at me) look at what you just stepped over!hikerdw wrote:First hiker goes by the snake gets agitated, second hiker goes by and snake strikes