Rattlesnake Proof Boots vs. Copperhead Proof Boots
When looking for the perfect pair of snake proof boots, there are a lot of questions that come up. Many times hunters or hikers who are looking for a quality pair of snake boots often have very specific snakes in mind that they want to protect themselves from. In North America coral snakes tend to be more of an afterthought, in part because they don't have the fangs of vipers and so have a very difficult time injecting venom past normal clothes or shoes as is.
But rattlesnakes, copperheads, and cottonmouths are all dangerous vipers that can strike at hunters of both woods and swamps, as well as hikers in the desert. These venomous snakes are everywhere, and so oftentimes people will find a wide variety of snake proof boots, and so not knowing which brand is best, they'll look (and sometimes even buy) a more expensive pair of snake boots that has one of the following tags:
- Rattlesnake Proof Boots
- Copperhead Proof Boots
- Water Moccasin Proof Boots
There's a major problem with this: all snake proof boots are built to stop fangs, meaning there is no such thing as a "specialized" snake boot. If you find two great pairs of snake proof boots, and one costs a lot more but is "rattlesnake proof" while the other is simply "snake proof," don't fall for the rattlesnake snake proof boot scam. The "normal" pair of snake proof boots are more than enough to stop any rattlesnake's bite. Or copperhead. Or cobra, taipen, mamba, or European viper, depending on where in the world you're trekking.
A good pair of snake boots are designed to stop the strike of a venomous snake, no matter what species. Look for a good pair of snake proof boots, and don't fall for the "rattlesnake proof boots" or "copperhead proof boots" scama - all snake proof boots are good enough.