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Home Inspections: Avoiding a snaky situation

Tired from working his 135-acre homestead, Clem Weber pulled off his dirty work boots, stood them just outside the back door and settled inside for an early spring lunch.

When he later slipped his right foot back into the 12-inch tall boot, he felt something squishy, something wrong. Before Weber could recoil, a 2-foot-long copperhead snake sank a venom-packed fang into his foot.

Weber, a 68-year-old DeWitt County rancher, is living proof that failing to follow the rules regarding snakes can literally come back to bite you.

With snake season almost upon us, I hope his story motivates you to take simple steps to limit venomous snakes inside and outside your home.

From Victoria Advocate Publishing Co.

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