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When RV’ing In Texas Be Alert – We Got Venomous Snakes!

Texas is home to more species of snakes than any other state — over 110 species and subspecies, but there are six that are venomous that you should watch out for while camping in your travel trailer or RV at a Texas RV park. When camping in any area, but especially if you camp in the woods or fields on private property, you should watch for snakes. If you are not sure what kind of snake you come across, give it a wide berth. Also, make sure pets don’t tangle with snakes.RV'ing in Texas - be alert to snakes - Rockport RV park

Texas Coral Snake: The Texas coral snake has red, black, and yellow rings. The yellow rings separate the red and black rings. This snake’s head is black. Typically, in venomous snakes with this type of pattern, when the red and yellow bands touch, the snake is venomous. If the red and black bands touch, the snake is usually non-venomous. A coral snake is usually less than 24 inches long, but they have been known to grow to almost 50 inches. Coral snakes live in areas that are partially wooded. They like areas with a lot of leaves, sticks, and other organic debris lying around. It eats small lizards and other small snakes. It is the most venomous snake in the area.

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake: It is rare to see this snake. It prefers the open and wooded lowlands of the upper Texas coast. It grows to about 20 inches long. It usually hangs out where there is standing water.

Western Diamondback Rattlesnake: This is the most common venomous snake in Texas. It likes arid terrain with sparse vegetation. It is also the second-largest venomous snake in the United States. It usually grows to an adult length of 3 to 4 feet, but Western diamondbacks that are over 7 feet long have been seen. It has a black-and-white-banded tail. This snake’s back has diamond-shaped blotches that have light-colored borders.

Canebrake Rattlesnake: This snake has dark-colored chevron cross bands on its back. The rest of its body ranges from grayish brown to pinkish brown, except for its tail, which is glossy black. It is often referred to as the “velvet tail.” The canebrake can reach lengths of over 6 feet but is usually 3 to 5 feet long. It usually eats small animals and is usually found in lowland forests near rivers and lakes. It is another rare species and is protected by the State of Texas.Rv'ing and snakes in texas

Southern Copperhead: This snake is light tan or pale brown and has hourglass-shaped crossbands. The narrow part of the hourglass shape is in the middle of the snake’s back. Though the Southern copperhead can grow to 52 inches, it is usually 24 to 26 inches long. It is generally found in wooded areas near streams or bayous. It is commonly seen in urban parks and wooded lots and likes to hide underbrush.

Western Cottonmouth: The Western cottonmouth, also known as the water moccasin is dark. It does have cross-banding, but it is ill-defined. It has a large flat head that is wider than its neck. The head also has a wide, dark brown stripe that has white borders. This snake grows up to over 5 feet but is generally 24 to 36 inches long. It likes areas with permanent water and is popular in areas with marshes and swamps.

This Blog was posted by Coastal Breeze RV Resort in Rockport Texas

Are You Confused About Insurance Companies?

There are numerous insurance companies that operate today. These insurers have numerous products to offer their customers. It can become so confusing for potential clients to go through all these companies one by one to determine which offers the best product they need.

You don’t have to visit every insurance company’s website to ascertain what kind of insurance you need, what they are offering, how each insurer compares with the rest of the market, and even how to buy insurance without getting out of your house. All you have to do is browse and read this multitude of insurance reviews to find what you are looking for.insurance company

Naturally, you only want the best coverage for yourself at the most reasonable price.

How about the other family members who will also be using the same car you have insured?

Do you need to obtain separate insurance for them?

Is it practical to get separate insurances for every family member who will use the same family car?

What if you are given the choice to cover yourself as well as other drivers within one policy?

Would you not take the chance to apply for this type instead of getting individual insurances?

Insurance companies offer Comprehensive Car Insurance which is intended to cover every possible aspect when owning a car. The full protection policy extends coverage to drivers other than yourself.

When buying insurance, other features not totally directly related to the policy are also considered. These deciding factors include customer service, accessibility of service, and ease of getting the service. An excellent product would be useless if it is not easy to access and service related to it are poor. Therefore, when opting for an insurance policy, these attributes are also considered.

Accessing your policy information is easy these days. You just have to log on to the company’s website and manage your policies on your own. Or you can contact them through the phone and it would just be like as if you were personally present at the office, handling the transaction without the hassle of the long queue and the endless wait for your turn.

One other factor that influences your choice of Car Insurance is the capacity of the insurer to meet your needs. An insurer has the edge over others when they ask questions and never leave anything to assumptions. Some people may get harassed with all the questions, but you must remember that it is through asking that an insurer will learn how they can be of real service to you.

By answering the questions honestly, there would be no misunderstandings and everything will be black and white. They can help you customize your needs providing you with what you really need thus helping you save on your premiums.

By knowing your needs and your budget, an insurer will be able to match it with corresponding services and products without leaving you penniless in the process. You will then be able to have customized Comprehensive Car Insurance that would specifically provide for your particular needs. This is very important to consider since each client has their own particular car usage and needs.

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Mediterranean Shipwreck Toll May Reach 700

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It is feared that more than 700 migrants are dead in the Mediterranean shipwrecks that happened in the past weeks despite European ships saving thousands in rescue operations. Statistics has it that it had been the largest since April last year. The incident in 2015 killed 800 people who were trapped inside the ship that sank in the Mediterranean waters. Humanitarian organizations inform that migrant boats have sunk without any trace in this region. Even the dead were never recovered. Only their families reported that there family members who were in the ship never returned home.

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Migrants attempt to travel by sea as the waters are warmer, and the weather is calm. The highest casualty was reported from a wooden fishing boat that was towed by a smuggler’s boat from the port of Sabratha in Libya. The boat sank on Thursday. A 21-year-old survivor Filmon Selomon from Eritrea reported to the Associated Press that the water came into the second boat, and the migrants tried to push the water out of the boat but in vain. This happened just three hours into the navigation.

While speaking to the reporter the survivor said that water was coming from everywhere and even after six hours it was impossible to push the water. Another survivor Mohammed Ali Iman, 17 years old who was rescued five days ago said the second boat the water after the first one was left with no fuel. Around 300 people sunk with the second boat, around 90 were saved who jumped into the sea and another 500 from the first boat. Crossing the Mediterranean is turning out to be dangerous with hundreds crossing every year.

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