There are so different hazards here in Texas Forest Country. Things than kids going from house to house in the rest of the country, would never have to worry about . Here are some things to avoid, and some things remember. Stay safe during this Halloween season.

We left off some joke-type stuff off the list. You don't have to worry about your kid bringing SKOAL home in their candy bags... hopefully.

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    Spooky Doggy Dont's

    Here dogs just roam free. You could really ruin your night stepping somewhere you shouldn't. So remember to pick up after your dogs in costume. Keep to the street, or sidewalk, and watch where you going. You might just avoid this doggy deposit pitfall. Candy tastes

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    Scary Wet Rainy Days

    Hope you are going as a crew member from "The Deadliest Catch" or the Gordon's Fisherman. October is historically a month with heavy rain in East Texas. Dress accordingly.

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    Pumpkin Carving Catastrophies

    In East Texas, daddy's pocket knife, or hunting knife is always really sharp. When carving a pumpkin, use the specific knife that comes with a kit. Hand related stab injuries go way up in October due to pumpkin carving, for kids from 8-12 years old.


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    Invisible Man Syndrome

    If they can't see you, they might hit you. Wear costumes with reflective panels to stay in view. Choose masks with lots of visibility, or opt for some makeup to complete that Halloween look.

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    Hellish Heat

    If it's not raining, it can be very hot and humid in East Texas on Halloween. Going for that candy, you might forget that you need water, as well as sugary sweets to survive. Stay Hydrated, and chose costumes that breath, it could be upwards of 90 degrees, while you dash from house to house.

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