Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Snake Kill

My daughter just called to tell me her dog was bitten twice by a large rattler trying to get into the hen’s nest.

She was upset because she couldn’t find the .22, only a 12-gauge or 20-gauge.

I said, “Good, at least were able to hit it, right?”

“No Mom,” she replied, “You don’t understand. I had to take a shower!”

EEEwwww.

Dog is okay, apparently it was dry strikes, or he's just immune to rattlesnake venom. Not so good an outcome for the snake...

3 comments:

NitWit1 said...

Since I am one who believes the only good snake of any variety is a dead one I happy for the dog and daughter.

Carol@ Writers Porch/ Book House said...

I'm with NitWit! I didn't know a rattler would go after hen eggs! Yikes!

Roxann said...

Maybe it was going to eat one of the hens while it sat on the nest? It was a big snake, 12 rattles and a button. I'm not sure what it intended to do, but I think they do eat eggs like other snakes will.

I don't think all snakes need to be killed, but you can't just have rattlesnakes hanging around the house, LOL.

Thanks for comments, NitWit1 and Carol :)