SNRE's Matt Goode was recently interviewed in a CNN article on rising snake bites in the U.S. According to Goode, snakes display a number of behaviors leading up to a bite, including hiding and escaping. He also said that snakes are unlikely to bite unless they feel threatened or are provoked. Staying aware of surroundings and being careful where you place your hands and feet can help you avoid being bitten, according to Goode.
For more on rising snakebites and what to do if you get bitten, read the article at CNN.
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