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USDA: Avoid rattlesnake bites with safety precautions

The City of Three Forks recently reported two sightings of a large rattlesnake along the Headwaters Trail System.

The first report was near "Buddy's Bench" on the narrower part of the trail bordering Interstate 90 and the second report was near the "osprey nest".

Below is more information about rattlesnake safety from the United States Department of Agriculture.

Most bites occur between the months of April and October when snakes and humans are most active outdoors.

About 25 percent of the bites are "dry," meaning no venom was injected, but the bites still require medical treatment. Depending...

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