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    Default My dog had a fight with a Tiger snake

    Was out bush walking, as we often do, and my dog came across a tiger snake and decided to have a go. They were all over each other, and I was screaming. I called the vet straight away, and took her in. Long story short, she is all good and the snake never got a bite in. A miracle I say. Anyone else had a snake encounter?

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    WOW...thats like my worst nightmare. Glad to hear there was no bite !! Phewwww...

    I'd be buying a lotto ticket or 2 after that stroke of luck.


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    So glad to hear all is good

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    Yes, when my dog was very young and a bit deaf on the recall he had a go with a King brown. The snake was rearing right up over the top of him and he was on his hind legs sort of boxing with it. I manged to call him off and the snake bolted down a hole. He also escaped a bite. I see snakes daily so am very neurotic during snake season with the dogs.

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    Not with my 2 I have now. But when I was younger we had a number of dogs over many years killed by King Browns, Tiapans etc all around our house as well... It soon resulted in a very dead snake though. That what you get living in the middle of the bush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jadielee87 View Post
    Not with my 2 I have now. But when I was younger we had a number of dogs over many years killed by King Browns, Tiapans etc all around our house as well... It soon resulted in a very dead snake though. That what you get living in the middle of the bush.
    Yes it is my fear to lose a dog as I am not close enough to the nearest vet to have any chance of surviving a snake bite.

    I have had a brown snake in the yard once. I have a very rigourous mouse poisoning schedule and try and keep all long grass etc clear around the outside of the yard which is a good fire break anyway. Walks are always a danger but in summer I stick to the firebreaks and make my dogs stay on them as best as possible.

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    'alacrityvirtue' - really pleased that there was no bite and your pup is OK !

    Very scary indeed !

    I have had a young man helping me in the yard for a little while. He said in passing yesterday before he left - that he has re-located 6 snakes - 2 very bad ones and 4 reasonably bad ones ! From the look on my face - he decided that I didn't really need any more information !

    Riley and I must walk around our yard in an absolute daze - have only ever seen tree snakes ! I know that we have a lot of snakes around and really close - but maybe it is more to do with the time when we do the walking - that has saved us !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RileyJ View Post
    'alacrityvirtue' - really pleased that there was no bite and your pup is OK !

    Very scary indeed !

    I have had a young man helping me in the yard for a little while. He said in passing yesterday before he left - that he has re-located 6 snakes - 2 very bad ones and 4 reasonably bad ones ! From the look on my face - he decided that I didn't really need any more information !

    Riley and I must walk around our yard in an absolute daze - have only ever seen tree snakes ! I know that we have a lot of snakes around and really close - but maybe it is more to do with the time when we do the walking - that has saved us !
    Hi Riley,

    If they were resident snakes then they were probably used to watching out for you and the dog. Some(all????) experts reckon alot of the time in very "snakey" area's it can be best to leave the residents where they are as they are used to your comings and goings, whereas by re-locating them you're just opening up a new home for a new snake which may not be so "house trained".

    I'm always paranoid about snakes over summer. I'm lucky that where I live it's most unlikely that one will ever turn up in my yard but not impossible. But all dog parks/beaches around here are pretty snakey so I'm always very careful to keep as far away from the worst parts as possible.

    Sounds like you had a very lucky escape alacrityvirtue, a lot of dogs don't get off so lightly from playing with snakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mymatejack View Post
    Hi Riley,

    If they were resident snakes then they were probably used to watching out for you and the dog. Some(all????) experts reckon alot of the time in very "snakey" area's it can be best to leave the residents where they are as they are used to your comings and goings, whereas by re-locating them you're just opening up a new home for a new snake which may not be so "house trained".
    Most of the reason for the look on my face was exactly what you have written up above about - 'mymatejack' ! That is what I have also heard - and the proof has been shown to me - that what you have said is correct - as soon as someone new was moving around the place - the silly bugg$rs come out to see what is happening ! I was also really surprised with the number that he saw !

    My helper is only young and rather thinks that his job is also to look after me - so I will leave it until after Easter to have a little chat with him about snakes. He knows that he can't kill the spiders around the place - the birds do that - so we will just add a few more things to his every growing chore list.

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    I'm glad everyone is okay, but poor snake =(

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