Sunday, 18 August 2013

the sidewinder sleeps in a coil

reasonable watchfulness should be sufficient to avoid snake bite
As well as the tourist places we've been suitably off the beaten track.

I'm used to looking out for scorpions in the desert (shake out the boots), bears in the hills (bring a bell) and even the coyotes on the beach (don't go out after dark).

The sign about rattlesnakes was still a helpful reminder to be vigilant, because the adjacent area did look tempting for a stroll. Combined with the 110F temperatures (43C) we decided that maybe we'd leave that particular excursion.

Mad dogs and Englishmen, out in the midday sun.


Pat said...

Not the place to lie down in the grass - oh but its the desert.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

A Helpful Hint....! Snake Awareness is Essential!!