They seem to be everywhere right now.
Ran into two of them in our training field yesterday. Ruger was digging at one, and he jumped back. I thought he got bit, but nothing swelled, so he wasn't bit. Found another one as I went to set his tennis balls down, it was coiled up just snoozing on top of my Rally sign container.
My vet came out today for a private lesson, she told me yesterday she had 4 dogs come in with copperhead snake bites.
Good thing is... if your dog (or you) have to be bitten by one of our many poisonous snakes, a copperhead is the least likely to cause serious problems.
♣ Laura ♣
Copperheads are actually pretty smart snakes. They rarely ever inject venom, or very little venom. They know what is prey and what is just to be scared away.
It takes a snake quite a while to produce venom, so if they can conserve it for real prey, all the better for them.
Our most deadly snake is the coral snake.
We are blessed to have six poisonous snakes here, Eastern Diamond Back Rattler, Cane Brake Rattler, Pygmy Rattler, Cotton Mouth, Copperhead, Coral Snake.
Good grief! I'm quite sure I couldn't get used to that.
Laura & CJ in New Hampshire
Wow, better you than me. Glad Ruger wasn't bitten.
Eiderdowns That's My Buddy
CDX, RE, WC, CGC, TDInc.
This is the "Judge" which uses .410 shotgun shells or 45 cal. bullets. Ideal snake gun IMO.
Labs: The Natural Antidepressant
Ick, I'm not a snake fan! Glad to hear that Remington, nor you, were bitten though!
Daisy, Hayshaker She's Utterly Unforgettable, CGC
Lola, our mellow yellow gal. Gotcha on 1-7-07
We do have some poisoness snakes in our area, but I have never seen one in 15 years in the country - thank god!
I have a .22 that I can load with rat shot. Works good on snakes. But I don't like to kill them. They actually are good to have around.