With the warmer months fast approaching, we may see a snake or two, out getting some sun. With a rise in reptile visitors during the spring time, snake bite kits are selling out on the market, the tools making a big difference for farmers, hikers, and outdoor workers.
The kits are available online, and contain a wider range of tools than a standard first aid kit, including smart bandages, gloves, a splint, compression bandages and dressings, as well as snake bite instructions.
Licensed Snake Catcher from Orange, Jake Hansen is encouraging every home owner to keep a kit handy. He says, "about half of all snake bites occur in urban areas and around homes."