In a recent blog, we talked a lot about rttle snakes in Yosemite. Yes, they are there and in decent numbers. If you don’t know what they look like, I saw this guy about 100 yards, south of the Little Spring. Notice the pattern and tyhe triangular head. Not to be confused with the Black Mombo from Africa!
So what do you do if you are bit??
The California Poison Control Center advises:
1. Stay calm (yeah, right).
2. Wash the bite area gently with soap and water (we always carry soap).
3. Remove watches, rings, etc, which may constrict swelling. (Good idea).
4. Immobilize the affected area (no volley ball today).
5. Transport safely to the nearest medical facility (duh).
Unrelated thought worth quoting: “Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.” – Sachel Paige
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