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Do Ropes Ward Off Snakes?

Is it true that placing a rope around your sleeping bag will discourage snakes from crossing it?

Question:

Is it true that placing a rope around your sleeping bag will discourage snakes from crossing it?

Submitted by - John, Brighton, MI

Answer:

A few experiments have suggested that some snakes will not cross some ropes, but the science is fairly definitive: Almost all snakes will cross almost all ropes and have been observed doing so many, many times. Still, the risks of a snake entering your bag are small to begin with.  —Buck

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