ESSEX, CA - AUGUST 27: A very young Mojave desert sidewinder rattlesnake is seen shortly after dawn near Amboy Crater at Mojave Trails National Monument on August 27, 2017 near Essex, California. The 1.6 million-acre Mojave Trails National Monument was designated by President Barack Obama in February 2016 and is one of six National Monuments in California, out of a total of 27, that the Donald Trump administration is considering for reduction or elimination. Mojave Trails is the result of the donations of more than 200,000 private acres to the federal government for conservation in perpetuity, the largest such land gift in U.S. history, and includes more than 350,000 acres of previously congressionally-designated Wilderness. It includes desert mountains, sand dunes, volcanoes and lava flows, as well as the longest remaining undeveloped stretch of Route 66, Native American trade routes and World War II-era training camps. It stretches about 95 miles and runs 50 miles from north to south near its midpoint. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
This happened recently in Tennessee. A cop noticed a couple sleeping on the ground while a rattlesnake was slithering toward them. He warned them to stay still because of the snake . . . and then told them to move slowly.
That caused the man to jump up and run, leaving the woman to fend for herself. What a hero. She followed the cop’s instructions and slowly moved away. Nobody was hurt.