Madam X has requested that I remind all of our kind and gentle readers to not mess with rattle snakes. No. Never. Not even if you think you are doing them a favor.
A story out of Oklahoma happening just this past weekend (May 2, 2018, I believe) tells of an adult man (age 57) stopping his car to move a rattlesnake out of the road and away from oncoming traffic.
The snake bit him on one hand and then the other. The man died soon afterward before medical attention could arrive.
His wife said to just NOT MESS WITH RATTLE SNAKES.
The man did have an underlying heart condition which may have attributed to his sudden death.
However, REALLY. Just NEVER NEVER pick up a rattlesnake unless you are some kind of certified snake handler, the dog catcher, fish and wildlife guru, or a member of that religious group in North Carolina that routinely handles snakes (and routinely gets bit, too, I might add).
And Madam X would like to remind all desert dwellers out there if you are bit by the dreaded Mojave Green rattler, that you only have 30 minutes to make it to the nearest hospital for the anti-venom. That is how venomous the Mojave Green is!
IF the hospitals even carry the anti-venom.
Photo By Todd Huffman from Phoenix, AZ (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Anyway, that is today’s thought for the day.
Be smart and stay safe, Gentle Reader,
Usuri Moray for Madam X