I’ve been bitten by a snake in Taroko Gorge.
It was a hot day and it must have been basking on the footpath. I was wearing shorts at the time and it caught me on the lower calf.
We hiked down the mountain (no first-aid kit, no cell phone coverage) drove for an hour to the hospital to be told “You’re alive, don’t worry.”
It was worth the drive to be re-assured, but it did waste half a day of our three day break!
So, if you are worried, wear long trousers while hiking, carry a first-aid kit and know what to do in the case of a snake bite.
I’m a qualified First-Aider now, so I carry a kit in the car and when out in the bush, snakes can be a problem in Australia.
Hope this doesn’t stop you from discovering just how beautiful parts of Taiwan can be.