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How can a snake bite be prevented?

A snake bite can hopefully be prevented by taking the following precautions:
  • Wear long pants, long socks and sturdy shoes or boots.
  • Keep an eye out for snakes or areas where snakes like to hide such as behind rocks, in holes and under steps or porches.
  • Don't reach into any areas you cannot see such a hole, under piles of leafs or into shrubbery.
  • Consider installing a snake fence around the perimeter of your yard.
  • Clear away any brush, shrubbery or wild flowers in your yard. Trim plants around the bottom so you can see the ground.
  • When at a park, don’t let your children wander into areas of brush or shrubbery, especially if you can't see the ground.
  • Stay on the path while hiking.

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