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  1. #31
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    Well... Boss kills bobtails. Found a dead one in the back yard. Hopefully no snakes come in cos he will kill them too.

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    Snakeman,
    How long would it take for a 35 kg dog to die from
    a snake bite?
    Just heard that a dog died last night. Now the dog was off colour on the 16th, vet believes it was a snake bite as the vet had treated 6 other dogs for snake bites the week before. We are in Vic.

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    Molly, the question you ask, about how long it takes for a 35 kg dog to die from snakebite is one I cannot give a sensible answer to.
    Variables include: type of snake doing the biting, size and age and condition of the snake and how much venom it actually injects.
    Then there's the issue of the dog and breed and how as an individual it reacts.
    As a general trend, a bite from an adult Brown, Tiger, Copperhead (main three in Melbourne) would kill a dog well within an hour untreated (generally within 20 mins).
    For various reasons, big dogs take the bites worse, relative to their weights and also cats take them far better than dogs.
    Black snake bites are more painful for the dogs, but less likely to end in death.
    These are common in most parts of easten Australia, but not Melbourne.
    We've been busy this week doing snake catching in Melbourne and next week do a series of hands on snake awareness talks for some local councils in Victoria.
    All the best
    Snakeman
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    Well it is that time of the year again ! With the warmer weather coming in earlier - snakes are coming out earlier also !

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    Keep an eye out and keep your pets safe !

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    First snakes I heard of being seen at the beach where I go here in Melbourne was in mid-August!!!! So much earlier than normal and they seem to be in much greater numbers the last couple of years.

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    We have already had a run in with a carpet python ....and even in the water they are harrssing me....3 sea snakes on my last dive alone.


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    First snake seen today, in neighbours garage. That's very early isnt it? September?
    Its begun
    I dont like living in Aus sometimes

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    We found a snake yesterday amongst the scrap metal (we do scrap metal as an income)
    Pretty sure it was a red bellied black snake

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    Snakeman, Ive got some questions if you wouldnt mind?
    Do you keep snakes, as pets/working snakes?
    Do you keep anti venom at home?
    Do you think Vitamin C given in the bush might save a dog? (Dogs of 30 to 50 kg will require about 10 - 15 mls by intramuscular injection in the side of the neck) My vet has said he'd be fine with giving it to me for my dogs, as antivenom doesnt keep well. so pointless. I gather the original info about this treatment, when examined, was nothing more than conjecture, with results not being duplicated under trial conditions. But i feel safer having it.
    My old GSD got bitten by a spider. And this is why im scared of snakes....
    the venom is not recognised, unknown species. so if spiders can do that, so can snakes. Be unknown.
    How many unknown snakes could there feasibly be, out there? Do you know?

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    bernie, anyone in Australia cannot keep antivenin at home. It's very expensive, doesn't last very long, and is as dangerous as the venom it's fighting against. It must be administered in the hospital by a qualified practitioner.

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