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Thread: Massassauga Rattlesnake On Camp Trail

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    Nice pictures, you can definitely see the difference between them and a fox snake. I got some pictures of a big 50" fox snake I found this year along my pond.
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    AS mentioned. Massassauga Rattlers rarely strike / bite. Even when doing so in defense, they often don't inject venom, as it's a quick strike - release. It requires a sustained bite to actually inject venom. Most bites logged in recent past have ocurred when they were in fact stepped on, or as mentioned....some drunkard decides he's the next Steve Irwin, and "Crikey...me arm!"....

    Notwithstanding, they are not to be treated lightly. It's still a venomous snake, and in the locales they frequent, the ER with the anti-venom is often a fair bit of travel away.
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    Beautiful snake. I saw once once on a trail just past Wiarton.
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    Like someone mentioned, Ontario does not have any poisonous snakes. They are all safe to eat. Just don't get caught eating a rattlesnake as I believe they are protected now....
    When highway 69 was being built up past Britt and Bing Inlet the truckers were always killing them as the blasting seemed to disturb them for miles...Back then the only good rattler was a dead rattler, same as snapping turtles.

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