Skip to comments.Cell Phone Call Saves Girls Surrounded By Rattlesnakes
Posted on 07/08/2004 12:29:36 PM PDT by Kennesaw
Cell Phone Call Saves Girls Surrounded By Rattlesnakes Rattlesnake Trapper Finds 25 To 30 Snakes In Area
POSTED: 1:41 pm EDT July 8, 2004 UPDATED: 2:19 pm EDT July 8, 2004
LIVINGSTON, Montana -- Two Colorado girls vacationing in Montana used a cell phone to call for help after finding themselves on a hillside infested with dozens of rattlesnakes.
Izzy Effler, 13, and Morgan Beadwell, 12, climbed a hill in Livingston to try to get cell phone reception.
However, while climbing, Izzy said a rattlesnake struck at her.
Morgan also reportedly stepped on a snake.
The girls then discovered that they were surrounded by six rattlers and used the phone to call for help, according to the report.
Brian Effler and his nephew eventually rescued the girls after shooting two of the snakes.
A rattlesnake trapper said he saw 25 to 30 snakes in the area.
The girls were not injured.
Watch Local 6 News for more on this story.
Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press.
Snakes. Why'd it have to be snakes? (Indiana Jones)
Not often enough.
My brother had a new neighbor move in from CA. He wanted to go with my brother to his place NW of Strawn, TX. While out there, guy was showing his kids Texas' non-venomous snakes. Picked up a Copperhead and it bit him on the hand. It took two days to find a hospital that carried anti-venom to treat his snake bite. Went from Breckenridge to Abilene and then to Arlington to find some.
He didn't know that we had Copperheads here nor what one was.
She doesn't have to worry about them when I'm around. I sense them before I see them. And I see them when I'm still out of their range.
I hate snakes.
Same with cottonmouths.
I just posted what you are really afraid of.
I stepped barefoot on a Mr. No Shoulders (cottonmouth) back in 1979, same night Elvis died (in a creek outside of Tupelo, Ms.). Lucky for me Mr. No Shoulders had a bird in his mouth. True story........ and I am one lucky muchacha.
We call 'em that in Alabama too! And yes, that does put JFnK in perspective.
Jittery glassy-eyed dinosaurs.
Sure, no rattlesnake bites, but is it really worth the inevitable brain cancer?
This sort of reminds of a scene in the movie "Fools Rush In," (I know, it has leftists Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek in it, but it's a funny movie), where Matthew Perry's character goes hunting out in the desert with Salma Hayek's character's (Isabella) brothers (who are all Mexican, of course). He starts talking about the beauty of the desert, naming various aspects of it, and then hears the rattlers and says "....the snakes." The brothers turn around, and see a bunch of rattlers surrounding him. They say to him, "Don't move," draw their guns, and shoot the rattlers at his feet while he jumps up and down in a cartoonish dance. The next time we see Matthew Perry's character, the brothers bring him home in their arms, and his back is covered in cactus spines, and to reduce the pain, they got him drunk on tequilla, to the dismay of Isabella. ;-)
LOL---I just cringe in revulsion whenever Lurch takes his thickly padded jackets off!!!!! He needs silicone implants on his shoulders. What a girly man wooss.......
Being an addicted bass fisherman, I've had more than my fair share of close encounters with cottonmouths. Like you, I'm lucky to have not been bit.
I believe the heat down here in the south makes 'em lazy.
I agree with your assessment of snakes. I have stepped over several rattlesnakes & once a huge cottonmouth. None of them tried to strike me but I surprized a rattlesnake on his way to a waterhole & it was a different story. Have you ever seen pictures of rattlesnakes standing upright & dancing on their tales? Those pictures are not faked, they really can do that.
He's completely unmanly...but hey, he has good hair. (bah!)
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