Rattle Snake Season
Rattle snake season is in full swing. Our furry friends will naturally be very inquisitive and a wet nose inches away from a rattle snake is sure to get bit. It is VERY IMPORTANT to rush your pet to the vet ASAP. Keep your vet’s address in your car’s navigation system or glove box as well as information on a 24 hr. facility. Keep the phone numbers handy so you can phone on the way to advise the vet what is going on. The Doctor will ask you what type of snake it was so be prepared to give a description.
What does a rattle snake sound like you ask? It sounds like a hissing noise or a locust. You can go to this link to see and hear one… www.desertusa.com/video_pages/du_rattle1.html
Snakes are not usually aggressive unless threatened. They prefer to stay away from you but when a dog runs up to see what it is, it will more than likely get bit.