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PostSubject: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:10 am

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/chesapeake/naval-base-assists-snake-bite-victim

Had the person not pursued the snake into the weeds, there would be no story.
Hope the person makes a speedy and full recovery.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:25 am

I'm kind of pleased to see most of the comments, so far, are mostly positive towards leaving snakes alone. Hope the person has a good recovery and learned a lesson.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:15 pm

...my neighbors and a few people looked at me like I was crazy back in April when I told them my son and dogs came across a rattlesnake (canebrake) at the back of our yard last spring. They would tell me I was wrong and must have seen a copperhead or cottonmouth. I grew up on a ranch in Nor Cal...I know and recognize rattlesnake species when I see and hear them. My neighbor today came up and was asking me "now, where exactly was that Canebrake you saw"...lol
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:43 pm

just read some of the comments... hugely disappointing, though far from surprising. Ignorance knows no bounds.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:50 am

makes me angry to see all these haters with a lack of knowledge running their mouths. Someone should get charged for killing the snake. Give them a huge fine like they slaughtered a snow owl, but no one cares enough to enforce laws when it comes to snakes.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:24 pm

I can't speak for the DGIF, but sometimes enforcing regulations to the letter is not in the best interest of the animals. Locals living in the area of the protected rattlesnake are already upset by the envenomation. Issuing a fine in this case may cause more harm than good.

Effectively managing wild dangerous animals occupying the same area as humans is an art form.
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:05 pm

I guess the doctor bill was probably hefty enough
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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:24 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Virginia Rattlesnake Envenomation   Thu Aug 15, 2013 10:40 pm

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