Originally Posted by Doyle
Actually, not so. A program on one of the educational TV channels said that the majority of snake bites in the US occur as the result of someone actually trying to do something to the snake - therefore on the hands/arms. It's the "ya'll watch this" mentality.
That wouldn't be me. I don't even catch the non poisonous ones anymore. If I saw I poisonous one the only thing I'd be doing is killing it. I wouldn't be using hands unless at the end of shovel or hoe. At the farm this time of year I usually have gun with some shot rounds mixed in with there name on it. I WILL go out of my way to kill a copperhead.