I have been informed that a couple of the job sites that I will be working at this year are having a huge problem with rattlesnakes (READ - above normal for the area)
The company policy is "No Guns" (Verbal only), yet my supervisor mentioned that one should probably keep the snake shooter handy.
I responded with "So, I won't catch any grief if I keep a .410ga derringer in my pocket?" No response but no denial either.
I remember seeing a derringer that was fairly popular that ran only $150 in what ever caliber you want. I am not going to keep snake loads in my carry gun (It's a secret - Always carry, never tell).
Anyhow, I am not too worried about them if I come across one (you go your way, I'll go the other), just when I am in a position where either backing up or avoiding is not going to work so well (crawling under a piece of equipment, I need to be where it is currently at and it turns into a territory dispute...) an eye to eye meeting does not appeal to me.
I am not walking around with a shovel all day, and I am not qualified to be a snake handler with the hooked rods.
So, having said that, any recommendations for a reliable, small, not going to break my wrist, snake gun?
Web links appreciated.