Animals that are sick or injured, are unpredictable so be VERY cautious if you come across one!!!
Snakes and animals of all sorts make thier homes in and around abandoned buildings. Pay attention to any odors, animal
tracks, pathways, droppings and anything else that seems out of the ordinary. That 'cute' little racoon can become a demon
if it is defending its young or feels threatened. Most animals would rather flee than fight, so if you do see a snake or an
animal, give it room.
As country singer Tracy Byrd says in his song, "When Momma ain't happy, ain't no body happy". Momma is NOT going to be
happy if she sees someone messing around with her baby. So stay away from that baby animal 'cause Momma is not far away.
As sad as it is, there are people that leave cats and dogs on back roads or near abondoned buildings. These animals demand
special attention because they do not fear humans, and may have been abused in the past.
If confronted by an animal, do NOT run!!! Predatory (hunting, meat eating) animals will often chase a fleeing person.
Living where I do, the chances of encountering a poisonous snake or spider is remote. I do not feel qualified to give many
thoughts other than to treat a snake or spider bite as you would any other wound, keep the wound higher than your heart, use
something to constrict or slow down the blood flow to the area (if possible) and seek medical attention AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!