Handling snakes takes steady hands, careful action, and the right tools for the job. While it's always a good idea to call professionals, especially when dealing with a large venomous snake, for plenty of ranchers, farmers, or outdoorsmen this just isn't an option. When a large snake needs to be removed from an area, it's time to grab a pair of quality snake hooks, some proper … [Read more...] about Best Snake Hooks Reviewed
If you grew up on a property that was overrun by snakes like my brother and I did, then it was only a matter of time before running into a big snake that could pose serious issues. While we were relatively lucky, venomous snakes were rare in our area and we only saw one rattlesnake over 15+ years, having good tools to handle big bull snakes that looked grumpy all the time - … [Read more...] about How to Make Homemade Snake Tongs
Snake hooks and tongs are an important piece of gear, especially when you are looking at removing a problem snake from your property. Or in my case more than once, when you're terrified of snakes and need to move a nasty looking one, and your realize you don't have the right gear. While snake tongs are extremely helpful for dealing with large snakes who tend to be nasty, … [Read more...] about How to Catch Snakes with Snake Tongs
Despite our amazing 20,000+ word article that we still brag about being the most comprehensive blog post on US venomous snakes, or the follow up articles about how to identify a coral snake or copperhead look-alikes, there were still apparently plenty of questions remaining about venomous snakes. In fact, we receive plenty of e-mails asking what are actually some pretty good … [Read more...] about Rattlesnake FAQ: Do Rattlesnakes Hibernate & More!
There are plenty of specialty items built for outdoor adventurers who might have a different idea of a good time from the majority of us. One classic example of a really important piece of outdoor equipment that you absolutely want to be perfect if you need them are snake tongs. Also going under related names of snake sticks, reptile grabbers, or snake grabbers, a good pair … [Read more...] about Best Snake Tongs & Reptile Grabbers
Do Snake Bite Kits Really Work? From the first time I read about them, I loved the idea of snake bite kits, and instantly wanted to know what the best options were. As someone afraid of snakes, & fearing a venomous snake bite in an isolated area, the promise of being able to treat it seemed great. But do snake bite kits really work? The problem is the answer is … [Read more...] about Snake Bite Kits: Do They Help Or Hurt?
Whether it's on the prairies of North Dakota, in the timbers of the Rocky Mountains, or down by the Mississippi River basin, one of the last things you want to hear when going through the wild is the sudden sound of a loud rattle. While running into venomous snakes is generally going to be a rare occasion, and it is never a good situation out in the wilderness, you are going to … [Read more...] about The Best Snake Boots for Men Reviewed
There are many basic fears or phobias a lot of us have, and I'm not ashamed to admit that snakes are a big one for me. Venomous pit vipers, big constrictors, or just a tiny harmless non-venomous snake - it doesn't matter. The anti-snake fear/instinct is extremely strong in this one. Spiders? No problem, but when it comes to snakes this is a major fear for me, and although I … [Read more...] about Best Snake Proof Gaiters Reviewed