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    I can fully understand your train of thought.......
    Pets are forever

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    It does sound like the snake is sticking around.

    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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    That sounds like a good plan Lucky, your boy was bad enough, geneva was almost another tragedy and you have pups now who will be needing to go out and play, not to mention your kids.
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Snake experts are often in the yellow pages under "snake removers" in Pest control. Note: since Australian snakes are protected. This usally means catching them alive and finding them new homes. They may also have a listing under "animal Welfare organisations" - at least snakeaway services has one there. They have website Snake - Away Services - Snake AAAAAWay & Venomous snake removal - catchers - pest control, Snakebite Prevention, Occupational, Health, Safety, Welfare & Environmental Toolbox talks, Training Programs & Presentations - you could send them an email and ask them if they know anyone in your area. There was someone posting here and on that other dog forum about snake catching - but he got a bit annoyed by the kill all snakes people.

    WHATS IN THE BOOT SNAKE CATCHER.wmv - YouTube
    This one has a victorian snake catcher link.

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    Look I know a lot of people are all for rehousing snakes
    Right now you all know what I think about snakes and
    My actions.
    I will be in contact with someone in the snake department.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    Look I know a lot of people are all for rehousing snakes
    Right now you all know what I think about snakes and
    My actions.
    I will be in contact with someone in the snake department.
    Snake catchers will only remove and relocate snakes, you won't find one who will kill a snake, it is illegal.
    I do get where your coming from though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    Look I know a lot of people are all for rehousing snakes
    Right now you all know what I think about snakes and
    My actions.
    I will be in contact with someone in the snake department.
    I probably shouldnt comment on my thoughts about snakes as they are protected, but i will say if one comes in my yard (and they have), I wouldnt take the time to ring a snake catcher.Totaly understand Lucky!
    The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
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    Engaging a snake is the best way to get bitten. Over 97% of human snake bites occur when they person is trying to kill that snake. Is that a risk we should be taking? Sometimes yes, it may be that we are faced with no option, but it should be a last resort.

    And engaging a snake if your dog is free to do so, will usually encourage it to rush to your aid. Which also dramatically increases its chances of being bitten.

    I know snakes are an emotive subject. But a good snake catcher will not only remove a snake if you find one, but can advise on how you can alter your direct environment to reduce or prevent them coming back. If your property suits snakes, you can kill them whenever you see them but you will not stop another moving straight in again. Nature abhors a vacuum - if there is snake habitat with no snake in it, a snake will move into it. Very quickly.

    Di-dee has done some great work on making her dog yard snake resistant. Shadecloth around the base of fences, removal of ground covering habitat (hedges may not even need removal, but may be trimmed so there is a foot of clearance underneath), removal of water sources like ponds. Ponds are a problem as they also encourage breeding of frogs - which I personally adore - but are a major food source for many venomous snakes.

    Instead of encouraging frogs, encourage bluetongues, who will defend their territory from snakes. And eat the snails from your garden while they're at it.

    There are far, far safer ways to minimise snake contact than picking up a shovel and moving yourself into striking range. If and when you see a snake, get kids and dogs secured quicksmart. If it is at all possible, maintain view of that snake while you call a snake handler to help. Snakes can disappear in seconds and be hidden in tiny spots. If you can see it, you can be safe from it. If you lose sight of it, you don't know where it will appear next.

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    Awwww lady, hope Geneva gets to come back home very soon!

    I actually get real pissy with some vets attitudes around money.

    I had been a customer of one vet in NZ for 10 years, since I was 15 or 16 and got my own cat for the first time. I had been taking 2 dogs and 3 cats there for years and they would always let me pay my bills off without a deposit, which was great. Then we took Lennox in 3 times over a couple of months costing us a couple of thousand for the first 2 visits whih they were fine with me paying off. But then when I took him back the third time (for the same issue) and they decided it was going to cost a couple of thousand to fix, they would not let me add it to my bill. It was an awful night and we ended up putting Lennox to sleep (only option we had but there is a bit more to the story) and they were assholes.

    When I got to Sydney, there was a vet right at the end of my street and he was amazing. I took Chevy there when she got sick and he let me run a tab up right away despite it being my first time there. Then when she had to be PTS, that was added. And he even went so far as to pay for her cremation and also add that to my tab. And his bedside manner was fantastic. He was really old school and completely in it for the dogs.

    Then when we got Pippi we took her in for her vax and a basic check up and his first words to me were "I am glad you have found a new puppy for you family".. Then when she was 6 months old, I was going to NZ for a wedding, and 2 days before I left, I panicked and thought, what if she comes into heat while I am gone. The OH wouldnt know and if Barney got to her he would probably kill her. I rang him and he said bring her down and he speyed her the next day (it was due anyway)...and he put it on my tab, along with 12 months worth of flea treatment for both my dogs...and those are things vets done normally let you run an account for. When I lef he said "Have a good time in NZ and no rush to pay as soon as you get back, taje your time".

    And for him alone, I am gutted we moved away from Sydney.

    The vet down the road here is not like that.

    A good vet can make such a difference. Especially one who is understanding and at least willing to give you a go at running an account so you can prove you are trustworthy

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