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Anyone here ever had a dog killed by a venomous snake?

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My Beagle got nailed on the forearm by a copperhead. It swelled all up. Doc said not to worry, no antivenin needed and she would not die. She was real sick for a week but, healed up OK.

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Originally Posted by JeffA
Anyone here ever had a dog killed by a venomous snake?

No.

Had 3 bitten. The 2 with the copperhead bites were hardly inconvenienced.

Had a mutt bitten in the face by a rattler and he had a rougher time of it. Head swelled up badly. Called the vet, and talked to him. (I was 40 miles from town) Vet said by this time, he'd either make it or not. Trip to town wouldn't change the odds.

He laid in the shade of the porch for 3 days, and the swelling went down, and he felt better, and got up, and resumed his life.

I do snake train my dogs now. Just got a pup who is too young to train. I gotta watch him.


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That's been my experience with Moccasin and Rattler bites.

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I've had several dogs get bit by Copperheads through the years. I lost a young Springer to a rattler on the Fourth of July many years ago.


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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
He laid in the shade of the porch for 3 days, and the swelling went down, and he felt better, and got up, and resumed his life.
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This exactly happened with a Shepard I had, multible Moccasin bites, 8 I could identify.
Swelling was pretty bad but it all passed after 3 days laying on the back porch.

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I have mostly good snakes around the place here.
Quite a few Black snakes and Banded Water snakes.

Gotta neighbor the tells me he's been killing a lot of Moccasins.
He's been around less than a year, he's probably killing the Banded Water snakes, he's from Ohio what the hell would he know about Moccasins.

This big Rat snake is a regular.
Hard to tell from this image but it's just around 5ft.

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I think she recently hatched some young.

These juvenile Rat Snakes started showing up about a week ago.

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More good snakes around than bad.

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I just blasted two rattlers out in the iron pile while looking for flat spokes.

One got away.


Damn rattlers.


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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
I just blasted two rattlers out in the iron pile while looking for flat spokes.

One got away.


Damn rattlers.

One demerit! whistle


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Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
I just blasted two rattlers out in the iron pile while looking for flat spokes.

One got away.


Damn rattlers.

One demerit! whistle

No kidding.

He was so fast I couldn't believe it. Got under a big concrete slab before I could get my dog out of the line of fire.


The little 365 XL is handy!


Kill all sorts of things with it. Sheep, cows, snakes, gophers and a porcupine in Dad's tree.

This today was the 5th and 6th big rattler killed around the house this year.


One bit my daughter's horse as she was riding out of the gate. Right above the hoof.


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I was crossing a small creek last week and saw a cottonmouth about 25 yards off. His head was behind some brush so I aimed the 22 mag at his middle and fired. Dang thing went under water and reappeared about 10 feet from me. Then he came at me and I hit him with 2 loads of 44 Special snake shot from my GP100. Fight ended with his head about 3 inches from my foot.

Then I shot a second smaller one with the 22 mag rifle that had been watching the show from the opposite bank. 22 mag works better on the head shots.

Dang I really hate the snakes when it's over 100 out and too hot for snake boots!


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[Linked Image from i.postimg.cc] My kitty got nailed by one last summer on her paw and right after got run over by a car I quit counting how many lives she has left but she kills the copperheads like birds now

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Mrs slumlord had a little wire haired Benji dog. Mfer got bit at least twice I know of. Kept on truckin.

Pimp dog to all the farm bitches for 5 miles.

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Killed an about 20" copperhead yesterday with the SP101 and CCI snake shot while out checking on the wild raspberries around 60 yds from the house. First one Ive seen around here in awhile. Have a good amount of non venomous snakes here which normally get a pass unless right at the house or if the wife sees them. She hates ALL snakes so they get dead lol.

Her cocker spaniel got nailed by a copperhead on the paw a few years back. Got some meds from vet and other than some swelling he didnt seem real affected by it.

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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
Originally Posted by rockinbbar
Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
I just blasted two rattlers out in the iron pile while looking for flat spokes.

One got away.


Damn rattlers.

One demerit! whistle

No kidding.

He was so fast I couldn't believe it. Got under a big concrete slab before I could get my dog out of the line of fire.


The little 365 XL is handy!


Kill all sorts of things with it. Sheep, cows, snakes, gophers and a porcupine in Dad's tree.

This today was the 5th and 6th big rattler killed around the house this year.


One bit my daughter's horse as she was riding out of the gate. Right above the hoof.


Open season....no bag limits.



Damn dude!


Luckily we don't have rattlers around here.

South of the river a couple miles, yes. And we have them over north of the lake west of here. But nothing here.

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I hate snakes too

Hope your dog gets better !

Our most common snake here is the Gopher snake.....around the house anyhow

Plenty of rattlers out in the desert & foot hills

Just the other day...young Gopher snake in my garage.......SOB

Told him this is not your space & helped him leave into a nearby field


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We’ve got every venomous species here in SW GA. If you just have to get bit by one, they say the one to get bit by is a copperhead. I agree…I’ve been bitten by one. Most of the times it’s equivalent to a bad bad wasp sting….but there are certainly cases where it’s worse.

Woke up one morning and my lab was raising hell in her concrete run. I looked through the bedroom window and saw a cottonmouth in her pen. Couldn’t get out there fast enough….it bit her on the head and exited before I could make it there. Her head swelled up to the size of a basketball and nothing but slits for eyes. Looked downright Asian! Got her doped up at the vet and she told me to go ahead and take her home, that she’d done all she could for her, help wise, and she’d either be alive or dead by morning.

Next morning I peeked out the window, dreading what I might see. Belle, my lab, was sitting there grinning from ear to ear ready for her breakfast. I was lucky…..if that would have been an Eastern Diamondback it probably would have been a different conclusion.

We have EDB’s, Canebrakes, Pigmy Rattlesnakes, cottonmouths, copperheads and coral snakes. Plus gators.

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A 380 works as well just have to hit the in the head [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

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