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- Good ways to avoid snakes when hiking? 2 answers
While attempting to locate a specific climbing wall, our group hiked off-trail through several different areas that had large piles of leaves. In attempt to scare off the snakes, we poked the ground with a hiking stick/pole, but I later questioned whether that would even scare them off.
What is the proper way to hike through a heavily-leaved area or trail to avoid or scare off snakes?