Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: snake removal, I'm in the wrong biz...
When I lived on the extreme north side of the San Fernando Valley near LA I learned that the Mohave Green is one of the deadliest snakes in North America! Unlike other rattlesnakes, the Mohave Green's venom has a high percentage of a strong neurotoxin. And as stated here, they tend to be highly aggrssive toward humans. They don't get very big, but make up for it in MEAN! I was also told by the fireman that they don't always use their rattles as most rattle snakes do.
One day I came home from work to see a fire engine in front of my neighbor's home, thought they had had a fire. But there were three firemen around the bushes in front of their home, very carefully catching a Mohave Green rattler that had come down the hillside behind their home.
Because of their extreme toxicity, there are periodic warnings in the newspapers and other media to try and inform everyone to KEEP AWAY from them, and to call for help if one is spotted.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.