It's going to be a long hot summer!
Today is expected to reach 38 degrees C
A week or so ago Skittles came when she was called
with a large brown snake in her mouth.
She seemed so proud of herself and her little black friend was equally impressed with the catch.
I was totally freaked out. The snake was still alive
Still biting her on the foot.
It was looped twice in her mouth with the head still snapping at her feet.
She had blood on her nose where it had bitten her
All I could think was"WHERE IS THE SHOVEL"
"WHERE IS THE SHOVEL!!!!!!!!!?"
How do I kill the snake without chopping off her foot?
I tried to identify the snake after I had killed it and removed it from her mouth,
unfortunately in the panic I had flung the head
out into the paddock to prevent the little one from eating it.
Every one asks "Did you get a photo?"
I was a bit busy and preoccupied at the time so here is my
Photoshop memory of the event
When I rang the vet in a panic I told them of the 6tft snake that had bitten Skittles
When they asked me to bring it in I thought maybe I had exaggerated but
they thought it was more like 2 metres so I had every reason to be freaked out
Turns out it was a king brown
Most deadly and if she had not received the treatment
she would most certainly have died.
The treatment would have killed her if there was no venom in her system
So despite the extraordinary price for anti venom
I was pleased she had really coped it as her recovery has been swift and complete.
Now an accomplished game hunter
she is obsessed with looking for snakes and lizards.
They all still hang out with me in the garden while I work.
This is the scene of the great brown snake drama
I can identify a "We have cornered a lizard" bark.
Stella has turned out to be a rather small Lab
but quite a mischievous puppy nonetheless