Thanks for your time on the phone this morning. Following is my wife’s account of events here yesterday, at 7,200 ft elevation, in the hills near Weston, Colorado:
Today is July 20, 2018. It’s been ONE YEAR EXACTLY since I was bit by the rattlesnake at our backdoor at our cabin in Colorado. Well...late this afternoon I found this rattlesnake in our snake trap. Weird coincidence?! She is still alive, barely. Had to have been caught between 2-5:30pm today.
Happy anniversary to me,
The above story from a gal who spent 3 days in the Parkview Hospital ICU (Pueblo, CO) last summer! WAS NO FUN, not to mention the $130,000 hospital bill which was fortunately covered by ACA medical insurance, and your trap may have just prevented a similar incident. Our 3 grandkids, my son & daughter-in-law just left for Utah last Tuesday after visiting us on their vacation, wondering if any of our stories about rattlesnakes are true (of course I showed them the traps but the effectiveness is now confirmed).
As explained, we’ll tell our story at the Stonewall FPD Fireman’s appreciation potluck tomorrow and see if we can generate enough interest to buy a few more traps from you.
Also, your expertise in helping identify this type of rattlesnake would be greatly appreciated. I’m very familiar with Western Diamondbacks in the SW Sonoran Desert region however this IS NOT one of those. This snake has NO diamond pattern, is slightly moss-green colored and sports a pointed tail with 8 small rattles. A local neighbor suggests it may be a “Pygmy Rattler” but he’s not native to this area either. There’s a myth that rattlers don’t exist above 6,000 feet but folks have seen/killed them as high as 8,000 in this neck-of-the-woods.
Thanks too for the 2-minute freeze tip to help release the insert paper... might prove helpful to others adding this next time instructions are printed?
Have a good weekend and I’ll be in touch.