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    What about when we are at work though and the dogs are chilling in the yard.

    I dont think either of mine would leave the snake alone...

    Can I let the kid play in the backyard by herself or not?

    And, will we need to check the pool before leaping in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lala
    Unfortunately, both adults here are extremely snake phobic and there will not be any hesitation to kill one. Itll just be an automatic reaction LOL
    Sorry, I don't find that funny at all. Such a terrible attitude for anyone to have.

    Whether you let your child or dogs alone in the backyard depends on your training/teaching. My dogs won't go near them at all. My brother knows to come and get any adult around and alert them to the snake (he's done this once or twice already). As I understand it, you should check the pool any way for funnelweb spiders, which love pools.

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    Funnel web spiders in the pool? My god. I thought they were common in Sydney but not so much elsewhere LOL. Geez this is sounding like a bad idea now LMAO

    You don't have to find my statement funny. I do for a couple of reasons, one being the massive contradiction in the post itself....I cant imagine any extremely phobic people killing anything or even going anywhere near it if they dont need to. However, I can imagine if you (meaning me) had something in my hand at the time, I would probably use it without even thinking about what I was doing. Is that awful, probably but I can admit thats the action I would probably take and the idea/picture of it amuses me (the killing of the snake certainly doesnt). I am not perfect and being that I would likely be terrified I would absolutely lash out.

    Would I kill one on purpose if I knew it was around? No. I cant even trap mice in the house because I dont want to hurt them so because of that, for months a couple of years ago we had a mouse infestation (the OH finally stepped in and got it under control). I generally dont even kill bugs despite being disgusted by them (I usually trap and release)

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    If there was a deadly snake in my yard then I would have dead dogs. It would simply boil down to either a dead dog or a dead snake, no if's, buts, or otherwise.

    I do everything I can possible to prevent them coming in but they still do.

    It's one of those things; as a breeder with multiple dogs I've moved into a semi rural area so the dogs have space, in turn I now encroach into an area that has wallabies, snakes, rabbits, bandicoots, blue tongues etc.

    I don't like killing anything, but sometimes I have to, my dogs will not coexist with a snake.

    I always relocate any pythons myself when the dogs bail them up, but I couldn't do that with brown or RBB and to date no one has been interested in coming out to help. I even have to be careful when I put 4 week old puppies out to play on a sunny day for fear of pythons.

    Breaking into the mindset of a sighthound when they are locked on their prey is very hard. I also feel it's my responsibility to supply my dogs with a safe fenced area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvershadowwolf24 View Post
    Sorry, I don't find that funny at all. Such a terrible attitude for anyone to have.

    Whether you let your child or dogs alone in the backyard depends on your training/teaching. My dogs won't go near them at all. My brother knows to come and get any adult around and alert them to the snake (he's done this once or twice already). As I understand it, you should check the pool any way for funnelweb spiders, which love pools.
    If it came down to choosing the life of a snake, spider, dog or human over that of my family (Fur family included) Sorry bye bye snake!

    We would get heaps of spiders at my old place at the central coast NSW. Those we knew were harmless ie daddy long legs or huntsman were caught and put outside. If a redback was spotten, it either got half a can of insect spray in its lungs or a quick thong.

    Thou as I said I am not just about animals, I would kill a human just as quick if I thought my child's life was at serious risk.

    If thats a bad attitude then so be it
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    My attitude as well. let me see..snake/dog snake/human...a no brainer.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    I wasn't talking about whether it came to a snake or a family member. That is, as you say, a no brainer. I was referring to Lala's laughing about killing them as "just an automatic reaction" (although she explained that in her next post).

    I realise snakes are sometimes a very real threat to people and animals, but oftentimes they're not. People always seem to forget that

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    The dogs I've walked when there were snakes about always had an instinctive reaction to snakes? I have seen my old dog (staghound x) meet a few brown and red belly black snakes and she would chase anything else that moved, but she would back off quicksmart when a snake reared it's head. Same with her best buddy the Jack Russel, whom I thought would definitely go for an animal that slow and low to the ground.

    So I never had a problem with letting my dog wander through the bush in warm weather.

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    I would kill a snake if it was aggressive and chasing one of my kids or my dog..
    If not, then I would just stay the feck away from it or call a snakeman.

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