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Section A: General News


Warm, wet spring has venomous snakes on the move


Warm, wet spring has venomous snakes on the move
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Wilson County News
April 11, 2012
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With the arrival of spring, it seems as though more than just rain and warmer weather have returned to the area. There have been a number of venomous snake sightings around the county, and it would seem as though some friendly reminders are due. . . .

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Holly  
Floresville  
April 17, 2012 2:48pm
 
My doctor, who has since past away (Dr. Thomas Glass) was a snake expert, and I have seen pictures of the ghastly tdamage that a snake does to the tissues of the body, it destroys all the way down to the bone and it takes months ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
April 17, 2012 2:02pm
 
I hope you are right - I just know last Sat I saw a 18-24" rattlesnake crawl about 5 feet from me and disappeared under a shed adjacent to my driveway. It was so fast even if I had my 410 ready I could not have killed ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 17, 2012 1:11pm
 
Retired in LaVernia ...... 4th gen Texas is right.... The odds of dying from a snakebite in Texas is over ten million to one. I don't know the odds of dying in a car wreck but they are much greater. You are a heck of a lot ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
April 17, 2012 11:30am
 
If you want to eliminate a nest of vicious deadly snakes you might try trapping city hall in Floresville when council is in session.

 
Rabble Rouser Extraordinaire  
Adkins, TX  
April 17, 2012 9:36am
 
Snattlerakes strikes/bites "without" a warning rattle are on the rise big time. I researched this last year and one of the TX A&M's has the best answer...evolution. Due to the hog problem, snattlerakes no ... More ›

 
4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
April 17, 2012 9:18am
 
'retiredinlavernia', I admire your love of animals but think you are foolish to overly concern yourself with snakes...I roamed the woods and riverconstantly when I was a kid and can count on one hand how many times I actually ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
April 17, 2012 8:47am
 
Praire - I apologize I took your comment as sacastic and insulting. Did not realize "Have a heart" trap was a real thing - No I could not sacrific a little rat or mouse - In fact just yesterday I was out watering ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
April 17, 2012 8:12am
 
Retired in LaVernia....The first thing that I would advise is to become knowledgeable about the kind of snakes that you have and leave the harmless ones alone. Unjustified fear helps no one. A "have a heart trap" ... More ›

 
Holly  
Floresville  
April 17, 2012 8:12am
 
What I do know is that we have recently killed a coral snake just outside our back door that was just over three feet long, and that is horribly long for a coral snake, as I went online to do research on the snake. This terrifies ... More ›

 
retiredinlavernia  
lavernia  
April 17, 2012 7:40am
 
Prairie Grouch - I do not understand your comment - I assume you are being sacastic - I am and always have been an animal lover - I have three dogs I love like children since my children have all grown and moved away, two inside ... More ›

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