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The "snake sign" reminds me of an incident with our local hiking club. We stumbled onto a big "rattler" on the trail. About a dozen of us gave him adequate space, and respect, as we cautiously walked around him. He harmlessly meandered along afterwards, and no harm was done to anyone. There are many more people struck by lightening a year than bitten by a snake. And very few fatalities.... MOST snake bites are caused by those "messing" with the snake. They will avoid humans at all costs in the natural world. Just don't "step" on one or antagonize it.
The don't "Step" on one part concerns me the most! Jim