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Rattle snakes and your dog

A guy on ifish has told me I could move this over here. If any body has any questions he said he'd come over and talk about it. Has a deep knowledge of them.

http://www.ifish.net/board/showthread.php?t=220693

He will make post #26 and in that post he starts to point out places to look out for for dens. There are some amazing photo's of rattlers in here and a couple beautiful mounts he did.

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Me i don't care if I NEVER see a snake-of any kind-- just made arrangements to have my dogs avoidance trained next spring--now have to do samo for horses.

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Avoidence training is good but the dog killed in texas and my Squirt nver knew the snake was there. Avoidence training would not have helped. Now mu old Hannah loved to fool with snakes but she only got around a rattler once and I killed it.

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That post is enough to give a herpitologist the heebie geebies. Yikes!!

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Just one more reason I LOVE living up north....only the odd garter snake.

No rattlers up here Thumbs up

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We encounter some now and again here. Spring turkey season you need to be careful, not for dogs but yourself. They are coming out of winter dens and seeking some heat. I sat down by one two years ago, he sunning himself on a rock. Now his rattles are displayed on the same turkey fan taken from that spot. Big smile

We also run into with dogs when hunting grouse in the fall. You hear of a dog getting bitten about each year.

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A few years ago I had Viszla that was bit twice by a rattler. He ended up surviving, and was real keen on staying away from them after that.

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