Hikers, Mountain Bikers on Green Mountain Help Snakebite Victim
August 1, 2017
Please watch the video from the link below. Great reminder to have your Emergency Information updated on your phone!
Denver Health has the following tips on what to do if you encounter a rattlesnake.
- Dress appropriately. Most bites happen to the hands, feet and ankles.
- Wear good quality hiking boots, tennis shoes, and thick socks. Ankle boots are best. Avoid sandals, open-toed shoes, or walking barefoot.
- Wear long, loose-fitting pants.
- Avoid sticking your hands or feet into holes, thick grasses, and other places where you can’t see snakes that may be hiding.
- Use a flashlight. Flashlights can help you spot a snake on or near the trail at dusk when snakes tend to be active.
- Always hike with a friend.
- Communicate. Carry a cell phone and make sure family and friends know where you are hiking and how long you plan to be gone.
- Stay out of the way. Stay on well-used trails and avoid wandering into tall grass, underbrush and weeds.