I don't fret too much about them here either. If you worry about snakes you never get anything done. I see people wearing snake chaps, but my usual uniform is shorts and 6" boots. You have to remember that venom is expensive to produce and snakes don't want to waste it on anything they can't eat. I don't know how many times I've looked down at my feet and seen a cottonmouth with his mouth wide open (some are big enough it looks like a dixie cup). Just about pee myself every time, but haven't been bitten yet.me said:We have so few rattlesnakes in my area of Oregon I don't give m a thought. If I go to Eastern Oregon I look for them constantly. I have only killed 2. I wonder how many I didn't see.