RIO7, any idea why a snake would go into the dog pen? Water? Shade? I literally have zero experience with rattle snakes other than a bowhunt in Arizona for desert mulies. We were coming off a "hill" and I walked right up on one in the early evening. It coiled up and started rattling and my partners .45acp took care of it. Of course I teased him that it took 6 shots to finally hit it! LOL! I did send him some .45acp snake shot ammo after that and was grateful he was as close to me as he was.
It isn't what happens to you that defines you, it's what you DO about what happens to you that defines you!
Irish Setter VaprTreks are like tennis shoes once on. They are extremely comfortable to wear but can be tough to get off without a puller or unlacing. I shoot oil on the zippers periodically to insure they are smooth.
Just received a pair of the Danner Sharptails; sent back first pair as I should have read reviews about upsizing. Re-ordered my normal size in wide and can get on an off with out "too" much extra effort. Typical of most slip ons. Had already sent back a pair of the lace up/zip up Pronghorns; they were VERY uncomfortable. The leather above the ankle bent inwards and were flat painful. The Sharptails feel much lighter on foot than I would have expected. Going to wear them around the house for couple of days; hard to beat Danner's free shipping and free returns policy. You can actually return a boot up to a year if never worn outside
I had a bad experience with them but it was a zipper failure not the boot in general. Very comfortable. Lots of folks swear they get 20 years out of them. I think if I buy them again I’ll get their south 40 model.