Snake Hazards Around The World
By Torleif Sorenson on 4/24/14
H-T: Mark Aumann
Earlier this month, we told you about a retired U.S. Marine who was attacked by a rattlesnake while playing golf in California. As a public service, we would like to remind you that California is not the only place in the world where this is a problem:
Ah... spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Increasing numbers of hockey players are wearing socks made of Kevlar to protect against accidental skate-blade injuries:
We wonder whether such an application like this could work for golfers in hazardous places — and if it could mitigate snake attacks.
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We in the frozen north have little to worry about. There is one endangered species of rattler in the area and I have never known anyone to have even seen one. I will say, however, that lately I have seen many garter snakes zipping along, many more than normal. Presumably they have just come out of hibernation, like my golf game, and are hungry for some small toads, insects and maybe even a "birdie".
Matt F says:
They're tasty...like chicken.
Reminds me of the Gary Larson cartoon . God standing on a cloud with a table and some clay. He's making snakes, he says " wow, these things are a snap"
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