Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Disappearing Diamondback Rattlesnakes In SC

Mostly due to loss of habitat, but active destruction by unreasoning humans takes its toll.

Although I've killed them myself, as a younker in Florida. And I'd like a belt of Diamondback hide, if I could find a snake that long. *grins*

Leave them alone, if at all possible. I won't condemn someone for killing one around a house, but if you see one in the woods, stop and admire it, then let it go about its business, which is rodent control.


Walt Taylor said...

...but I bet you'd oppose government attempts to save their habitat.

Bob said...

@Walt Taylor: depends on the government attempt, Walt. Acquisition of land for wildlife refuges/national parks/national forests I don't much object to, as long as the landowner isn't screwed by eminent domain "takings." I do object to farmers and other landowners being made felons by badly-written laws designed to "protect" wildlife or "preserve" habitat.

Walt Taylor said...

Good! Glad to hear it.