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[AT-L] RE: Snakes, et.al.

>I read a story (fiction, I think) about a cowboy sleeping on the range who
>awoke to see the tail of a huge rattlesnake sticking out of the top of his
>blanket.  He didn't dare startle the snake, so he laid there quietly until
>the sun made the bedding so hot that the snake couldn't stand it and crawled
Maybe you read fiction, but it does happen.  It happened to my father
in Nevada, circa 1925-30.  Snake crawled into sleeping bag.  He slipped
out carefully and dumped bag out.  No problem.

In those days he normally wore almost knee high boots to protect against
snakes. When I tried them on as a kid they were crotch high.