North Dakota’s Most Venomous Killer Is Out
Hiking, Backpacking, Mountain Biking To Boating, Hunting & Fishing... BEWARE!
BE ON ALERT as you venture out to enjoy the last few weeks of summer and plan for this upcoming hunting season in the Dakotas.
There is an uptick in Prairie Rattle Snake Action!
Watch Your Step!
Reports are coming in from the MHA Emergency Operations Center
located out of New Town, North Dakota...
These Prairie Rattlers must be taken SERIOUSLY.
Watch Ahead! Check carefully before stepping over rocks, hiking into high grass, reaching onto ledges or sitting down on a rock or log.
North Dakota's Most Venomous Killer Is Out
According to the MHA Emergency Operations Center Facebook Page, "In recent years, there have been a growing number of Prairie Rattlesnakes being found in the Dakotas with atrophied tail muscles that have reached adult size without ever developing a rattle. It is important to be aware of your surroundings and not depend on hearing the warning rattle to alert you of a nearby rattlesnake."
Cross paths with a rattlesnake or any snake... Remain calm and do not panic.
Stay at least 5 feet from the snake. Make sure to give it plenty of space.
LOCATIONS - Biologicals For Exposure A Rattlesnake Bite
The ND Division of Disease Control is available for consultation and assistance
24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 701.328.2378 or toll-free 1.800.472.2180.
Rattlesnakes or NOT... We look forward to seeing you out on the trail these last few weeks of summer and are ready to switch to hunting mode! ~ Tigger & BEC ~