Source: AgriLife Today
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist, Dr. John Tomecek, said hot weather, a mainstay of the dove and early deer seasons across Texas, means snakes are still very active. Optimum spring growing conditions mean there is plenty of tall vegetation across fields and pastures this fall to hide the reptiles.
Three simple tips to remain snake-safe when out in a field:
- keep an eye on where you are about to step
- look before you reach when retrieving birds or empty hulls
- know the locations of nearby hospitals and bring a snake-bite kit with your other first-aid supplies in the field