“Professionals don’t kill rattlesnakes, people who are afraid of snakes, kill rattlesnakes” has to be my favorite quote of the day and possible the best things I’ve ever heard leave Ray’s mouth. I bet the quote, which was a response to the reporter asking “how do professionals kill rattlesnakes” doesn’t make it on the air.
This statement was made today during an interview for ABC ProNews 7.
The intervew was shot on location at the Cornette Library, where our Exhibit “Characters of the Lone Star State ” is currently on display.
The segment will focus on the common rattlesnake species found in Carson Co. (Prairie, diamondback, massasauga),
what to do should you encounter one or become envemomated by one. It seems this warm weather has our scaly friends up enjoying the sun.
Forget the old wives tales and home remedies and take advice from a professional. Leave the snake alone and don’t try to kill a snake, this is the best way to get bit. Should you find yourself in the unfortunate position if being envenomated, leave the snake alone and get to a hospital.