It's that time of year again in many parts of the country.
The snow snakes are making their presence known.
Has anyone seen any?
Our freshman year of college DH and a buddy were telling one of the girls on my dorm floor (from Illinois) about the snow snakes we have out here on the Great Plains.
She doubted them, so they even went up to the Science building so one of the bio professors could explain them to her better.
He told her all about their natural habitat, their specialized adaptations for cold weather, etc.
Oh yes, we have them here! It's extremely hard to see one since they are pure white snakes. WIHH has never seen one yet, but I constantly point out the snow snake tracks to her while we are winter hiking or snowshoeing.
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Location: south central KY 75 miles SSE of Louisville
Have plenty of Blackberry brandy on hand, just in case a snow snake attacks you. Best medicine to ward them off! (thats what my dad always used to say. Never went snowmobiling or ice fishing without a lil flask of that).
(originally from southern WI, in case you're wondering)
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I'd wager that most of the posters here also went snipe hunting in their younger days. Everyone knows that snipes exist, but catching one in a gunny sack on a dark night can be tricky. I guess it would be dangerous to try it in snow snake season! <>Unk
When I was a little kid, the older fella that monitored the warming shack at the local ice skating rink always had a bottle of snow snake medicine in his pocket. By the way he was always stumbling around, I knew he'd been bit several times. So... now I try to keep the medicine on hand at all times and even though I sometimes stumble, I've never been bit! Merry Christmas!!