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Old 10-04-2009, 11:52 AM
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Just wondering if anyone knows if regular insulated rubber boots are snake bite proof or not. I use rubber boots to hunt in and I saw my first rattlesnake yesterday and that sparked my curiosity thanks for any help you can give.

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Old 10-04-2009, 12:54 PM
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Reckon they would stop this one?

http://www.news4jax.com/news/21162885/detail.html
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Old 10-04-2009, 03:35 PM
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I've seen one everday I've been out for the past two weeks.
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:56 PM
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they're everywhere this year. just guessing i'd say that regular rubber boots don't have what it takes to stop fangs. i've heard of guys wearing snake boots get hit by rattlers and it still knocking them down. so if your regular boots will protect you, then you're more trusting of them than me. really what's $179 for peace of mind? i like my rubber boots too, but right now until it frosts i'm going to be in my snake charmers (lacrosse makes these, they're almost if not just as comfortable as my rubbers after breaking in).
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:00 PM
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They will prevent bites from warning strikes, maybe, it the rubber is pretty thick. Most strikes from a rattler are not what you'd call a really committed bite.

But if that sucker is intent on biting, it won't stop. Seen them go through leather. If you're worried about serious snake bites, invest in good snake boots.
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Old 10-04-2009, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Magic View Post
Reckon they would stop this one?

http://www.news4jax.com/news/21162885/detail.html

That is one massive snake. I think I would crap a brick if I ran across one of that size. I definitely dont want to get hit by a rattlesnake that is for sure. This is the first year that I will be hunting in the Eastern part of North Carolina only every hunting the piedmont and never seen or heard of a rattlesnake where I hunt most of the time. Seeing that rattlesnake yesterday sure has made me think twice about where I step when I am in the woods.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:26 PM
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Man I'm glad I hunt in IL
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Old 10-05-2009, 04:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Illini_Sportsman View Post
Man I'm glad I hunt in IL


LMAO! That's what I was thinking, regarding the Adirondacks!!
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Old 10-05-2009, 05:29 AM
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rubber boots will NOT stop the fangs. I've killed two over 5' long with 15 rattles and several smaller ones. After my dog got bit, my Vet told me that they are taught to tell the difference between a cottonmouth bite and a rattlesnake bite is the bruising. A rattlesnake strike can knock a grown man down and in come cases even break a bone. Rubber boots are not much help. I always carry my .45 loaded with snakeshot when in the woods. I have a 61" skin with 15 rattles hanging on my office wall right now. I almost stepped on that one!
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:04 AM
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I wear the snake proof 'rubber' boots from Cabelas. As many poisionous snakes as I see I won't walk in the woods without a pair of snake proof boots on.
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