lynnea1Yeah that is a very closed minded and fear based opinion. But
hey, being closed minded isn't illegal, though maybe it should be.
It doesn't really matter that they're non-aggressive or that they
don't usually bite unless they're stepped or sat on, or handled. If
you're bit, you're bit.
Yes, the rattlers have a "stand your ground" philosophy.
To quote Indiana Jones, "I hate snakes."
Go rattle snakes!
Most people dont get bit by snakes because they're intentionally messing
with them; they get bit because they're walking around and nearly step on
them. The snakes dont run, then bite; they bite first then get outta there!
Black snakes eat rodents, too, and they're not venomous. The only good
rattler is a dead rattler in my book.