I then sent Emails to the DEC and the Lake George Park Commission, both asking the amount of snake sightings and why they don’t warn people about them.
You’re on an island in the middle of lake with only a faint idea of where you might seek the quickest medical attention. There is limited cell service at best. I picture a young toddler trying to investigate a snake or even an older child without knowing. This is definitely a potentially fatal scenario.
A lot of people in this area including myself have never seen a rattle snake in their lives. Being aware that they are there is a huge step in preventing accidents from ever happening. I am certain that many people that come to this area wouldn’t expect rattle snakes. And I just can’t believe that each time someone checks in they don’t advise people that they are there, and they are protected in New York so they are making a come back. Why aren’t they advising people to be vigilant and know where to call to get help in case of an emergency?