butthurtherpetologist
butthurtherpetologist:

hexiva:

turanica:

Canebrake rattlesnake, Crotalus h. atricaudatus…this lucky baby was safely escorted off the road after a quick pic :)

How do you get a rattlesnake off the road? I mean, if it was another snake, I’d just chase it off, or grab it and pick it up … but I don’t think I’d feel safe doing either of those things to a rattler. But at the same time, I dun want a flat snake! D:

well If you have no experience with venomous snakes I suggest just leaving it to its own devices. But if you do, and are comfortable with moving it then using a long stick that is much longer than the strike range to move the animal to the side of the road that it was headed towards.
But again I stress to not to gt near venomous species without prior experience,

I absolutely agree with Butthurt…the VAST majority of bites occur because someone was trying to kill or catch the snake! We usually use a long snakehook,  however this particular canebrake was only about 13in and less than a month old…a light tap on his tail with a hook and he shot into the pines :)

butthurtherpetologist:

hexiva:

turanica:

Canebrake rattlesnake, Crotalus h. atricaudatus…this lucky baby was safely escorted off the road after a quick pic :)

How do you get a rattlesnake off the road? I mean, if it was another snake, I’d just chase it off, or grab it and pick it up … but I don’t think I’d feel safe doing either of those things to a rattler. But at the same time, I dun want a flat snake! D:

well If you have no experience with venomous snakes I suggest just leaving it to its own devices. But if you do, and are comfortable with moving it then using a long stick that is much longer than the strike range to move the animal to the side of the road that it was headed towards.

But again I stress to not to gt near venomous species without prior experience,

I absolutely agree with Butthurt…the VAST majority of bites occur because someone was trying to kill or catch the snake! We usually use a long snakehook, however this particular canebrake was only about 13in and less than a month old…a light tap on his tail with a hook and he shot into the pines :)