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Snake Boot Questions #6886492
05/31/20 10:28 AM
05/31/20 10:28 AM
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Montana
Taximan Offline OP
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Hi guys.A friend called me yesterday to ask about snake boots.I don't think he needs them but you know how that goes.We only have Prairie rattlers here and most don't get owner 3',and aren't real heavily populated where he is.
He has to change irrigation lines in thick,alfalfa.It is wet,noisy and hard to see your feet.They have been doing this for 30 years with no bites but have seen a few rattlers.

He is looking for waterproof snake boots that will breath.I can't imagine that exists but would like to hear your experiences.Thanks.I just wear ankle length boots with jeans pulled down over.,and I hunt them on purpose.

Re: Snake Boot Questions [Re: Taximan] #6886493
05/31/20 10:35 AM
05/31/20 10:35 AM
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I have Danner Sharptails and they last about 3 years of continuous wear and that includes being waterproof.
If he wants a real pair he can have some made by Russel Moccasin. Heard they are guaranteed for life.

Re: Snake Boot Questions [Re: Taximan] #6886508
05/31/20 10:59 AM
05/31/20 10:59 AM
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I don't remember the brand, but it Florida, where they have large Eastern Diamond Backs, Cotton Mouth, and Copper Heads... we outfitted our survey and other field crews with knee high snake proof Chaps. In my time there I only know of one incident and that when a 4 foot rattler, hit one of the crews leg on the calf of his leg. It broke one fang off, but didn't penetrate the chap.

This might have been what we bought... https://www.sportsmansguide.com/pro...msclkid=a8761c1f33b21c27204e42cce72fbbad


Garry-

Last edited by Actor; 05/31/20 11:03 AM.

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Re: Snake Boot Questions [Re: Taximan] #6886520
05/31/20 11:19 AM
05/31/20 11:19 AM
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I agree, not needed. Also no such thing as waterproof and breathable.

Re: Snake Boot Questions [Re: Taximan] #6886522
05/31/20 11:22 AM
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That is what I have always thought,Warrier.

Re: Snake Boot Questions [Re: Taximan] #6886559
05/31/20 12:10 PM
05/31/20 12:10 PM
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I have pair of mining boots that I would trust in snake country but they are to hot on the hot days. Been in snake country often never been bit yet. They make plastic guards that might be cooler maybe that’s what you guys are calling chaps.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

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