Wait: a third of your snakebite cases are female?

Yup. And you’ll never guess what age they are. Divide life into 15-year parts, birth to 15, 15 to 30 and so on. And the peak age for women to be bitten by snakes is… 45 to 60 years of age! How about that? We call it the “age of gardening.” Women 45 to 60 are also likely to need reading glasses, but they might not like wearing them outdoors while working in the garden. It’s hard to tell a snake from a stick if your eyes don’t focus right! Jogging in the morning and taking out the trash in the evening are also times when women should pay attention to what is on the ground.