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|09-02-2014 09:32 AM|
|jjk454ss||I'm in lower MI too. Yes, we have the massasauga rattlesnake, which like you mentioned is poisonous but rare. We see Blue Racers and Garter snakes quite often out hiking, and yes he ignores them. I think this one may have got him a little excited because it was right outside his home or something. He kept his distance and was not in any danger. A garter snake that size could not even break the skin if it happened to get close enough to actually bite.|
|09-02-2014 02:12 AM|
Where do you live? It looks like a garter snake, which is pretty harmless, tho they can bite. They are good for gardens, hope you didn't kill it.
In lower Michigan we do have a rattler, but they are rare. The only other snakes I have seen here is garter snakes.
|09-02-2014 01:29 AM|
Looks like a Grater snake, not poisonous but can still cause infection though the bite.
I have taught all my dogs to ignore them after the initial scare, mainly to give the snakes a break.
|09-01-2014 09:42 PM|
|jjk454ss||Kind of like some people with kids, we have to stop being over protective. Let dogs be dogs, he barked at a snake! Surprise, but he's still alive and kicking as I type this(I'm sure the snake is too). He never even got close the the thing, for crying out loud.|
|09-01-2014 09:36 PM|
|Castlemaid||Depends where you live - around here nothing but harmless Garter Snakes. I wouldn't give it a second thought if we found one and it started hissing and striking.|
|09-01-2014 09:36 PM|
|CelticGlory||Not only that, but snakes are needed to keep the pest population down too (rats, mice, lizards--the tiny ones, etc.). I hate when people kill them and have the nerve to complain about rats and other pests.|
|09-01-2014 08:31 PM|
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
|09-01-2014 07:55 PM|
I definitely wouldn't encourage my dog to go anywhere near any snake, regardless of whether it was poisonous or not. You just don't know.
I know a few dogs that have died from snakes bites and it's so sad.
Plus I live in Australia and we have some of the most deadliest snakes in the world.
|09-01-2014 07:41 PM|
Originally Posted by Nikitta View Post
|09-01-2014 07:03 PM|
|Nikitta||Ok I wasn't going to do this BUT that video bothered me a LOT. At what point were you going to stop worrying about getting a great video shot and start worrying about your dog getting bit or hurt? Instead you are worried if he sounded to vicious in your lovely video? god|
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