Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Rattlesnakes, Snakes and Dogs

(C) Curtis Gibbens
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SNAKES?? WOOOF!!!!!!! Am not one for snakes- though sometimes they might get my curiosity going- I do not like them!

A few fall seasons ago, my human and I were walking on a paved trail when we came across a huge Northern Copperhead snake.  I was curious, at first, but my human had us back off and go the other way. He practically ran back to the car blazing his own trial to get their quicker!

Dogs and snakes, or humans, dog and snakes, are not a good combination.  With the warm weather season here and every critter, animal and human will be out on the trails or in the yard or at the park, I thought it would be a great idea to remind you about snakes and to be careful.

In Northern Virginia, though we are a suburban area we still have snakes and some of them are poisonous including the Northern Copperhead and the Timberback Rattlesnake.

RUFF!  Barkingly, I found this article which I want to share with you about Rattlesnakes-  Dog and Rattlesnake Tips.

While my human was curled up in his chair, no feet on the floor, ready to run at the slightest possibility of seeing anything remotely resembling any type of snake, I had a great time exploring the website, The Virginia Herpetological Society to learning more about the critters in our area!

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