It is Rattlesnake Season

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

 

If you hike, you need to be aware that it is Rattlesnake Season.   From May to October, you could see them around, and they are the only venomous snake in Colorado.   Stay on the paths, and if you venture off the path, be aware of everything around you, and listen for the "rattle".  It is best if you wear long pants and closed toe shoes.    These snakes do prefer to hide, but if they feel threatened, they will strike.  

 

What happens if you get bit?

"Seek medical treatment. The first thing you should do is call 911, and if you're not in cell range, which is harder and harder not to be, get into cell range and call 911. There aren't a lot of things you can do on your own to treat a venomous snake bite, so just try to stay calm and let the medical professionals take care of it."

 

Do you bring your pup with you when you hike?   You can have your pet vaccinated, but there is no solid evidence it really does any good.   If your dog has been bit, get to a vet ASAP, and if it is during closed hours - get to a 24/7 animal clinic.

You can have your dog vaccinated against rattlesnake venom. It's a yearly vaccine that helps your dog create antibodies to kick-start the body's process of defending itself in case of a bite. Even if your dog is vaccinated, you still need to seek immediate treatment for them. The vaccine decreases pain from the bite, the amount of antivenom required and the length of hospitalization.

 

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Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
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Wayne, they are very scary! 

Jun 12, 2019 05:30 AM #9
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Norma, I should check to see if it is illegal here to kill a Rattler, interesting! 

Jun 12, 2019 05:30 AM #10
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Michael Jacobs
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Good morning, Joan - not a big fan of snakes and I always wondered why people would be hiking in shoes that were not closed-toe.  Proper preparation is definitely required.  

Jun 12, 2019 05:30 AM #11
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Joan Cox
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Michael, I would think so too, but you would be amazed at how many are wearing flip-flops!

Jun 12, 2019 05:41 AM #12
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Joan. Not for me. I have huge bears but I can see them. snakes really scare me.

Jun 12, 2019 06:10 AM #13
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Joan Cox
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Sheila, it is very scary that under any small plant could be a snake waiting to jump out!   Bears frighten me too!  

Jun 12, 2019 06:12 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Joan - when I was a Boy Scout we learn about treating this in first add.  We also had snake bite kits.  No cell phones then.

Jun 12, 2019 06:44 AM #15
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Hannah Williams
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Joan Cox  stomp on them and make a pair of boots after wards-- Great advice for treatment and very scary if you were bitten by one of these snakes - better yet a nice little handbag would be even nicer with a rhinestone clasp -gorgeous 

Kill the darn thing if it attacks you  knife through the heard I believe works 

Jun 12, 2019 07:11 AM #16
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Joan, few things scare me anymore. I must say a rattlesnake is one of them!

Jun 12, 2019 08:59 AM #17
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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We were talking about this the other day as one of our local hikers had seen a rattlesanke just sunning himself next to the trail they were on. When stepping over logs or rocks it is better to step up on the rock or log and look behind the rock or log before you step down as snakes love to place themselves where their prey is likely to be.

Jun 12, 2019 10:22 AM #18
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Roy Kelley
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This is timely information to share. 

I need to post a blog about our Maryland snakes.

Jun 12, 2019 04:19 PM #19
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Hi Joan- we just saw two snakes in one day on our walk a few weeks ago...a coral snake and a copperhead. Thankfully we were on a paved path so they were easy to spot. 

Jun 12, 2019 07:32 PM #20
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I'd rather not run into a rattlesnake while on a hike, but being prepared is a great idea. Bear or rattlesnake?  I'd rather deal with the bear...maybe? 

Jun 13, 2019 06:53 AM #21
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Grant, have not heard of snake bite kits around here.

Jun 13, 2019 07:15 AM #22
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Hannah, they say, just to leave the snake alone, they would prefer to hide versus attack.   A handbag would be good! 

Jun 13, 2019 07:16 AM #23
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Joan Cox
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Jeff, I am with you! 

Jun 13, 2019 07:16 AM #24
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Joan Cox
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Nick, you do need to watch your surroundings when on a hike, you never know when you will see one, or hear it! 

Jun 13, 2019 07:17 AM #25
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Joan Cox
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Thanks Roy! 

Jun 13, 2019 07:17 AM #26
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, guess we don't have those here, will have to look up and see if they are poisonous! 

Jun 13, 2019 07:17 AM #27
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Debb, not a good choice, would prefer neither.   We have some mountain lions too.

Jun 13, 2019 07:18 AM #28
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