This is primarily for medical types who hang here... Have you seen a rise in venomous bites this year? Since my retirement from the military in ‘06, I’ve worked for the same county fire/rescue service here in S.C. Each year, we run a few snakebite calls. Of which, most begin with ~ “Y’all watch this”. We’ve seen nearly double the previous few years total as of a couple days ago. I was just wondering if this is unique to our locale, or numbers have gone up elsewhere. I’m not including the dozens of calls we get where someone is bitten by nonvenomous species. I’m only counting bites(dry or wet) from venomous species.