What a fun time of year! Decorating, dressing up, trick or treating, cooler weather. So much fun! But this can also, be a scary time of year, and I don’t just mean ghosts and goblins and zombies. Masks for costumes can make it difficult to see. Kids can dart in and out of streets. Pets become afraid of all the craziness. Here are several links to help keep everyone safe, this Halloween:
Here in the Sonoran desert, snakes are getting ready for hibernation, too. They are out eating and fattening up, and we get in the way. Here are a few snake safety tips:
- Be sure to look before you step or reach. And teach children to do the same.
- If bitten, make sure the person is safely away from the snake
- If bitten, keep the sight of the bite lower than the heart, if possible
- Call 911 as soon as possible
- Keep the victim calm and as still as possible
- Don’t use snakebite kits, tourniquets or “cut and suck”
Have a fun and SAFE Halloween!