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Rattlesnake Bites Bulldog, Puppies in Central Florida
NBC Miami ^ | Thursday, May 22, 2014

Posted on 05/22/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway

A woman says her American bulldog and two puppies were bitten by a diamondback rattlesnake near the steps of her rural central Florida home.

One of the puppies died following the Tuesday afternoon attack. The Ledger of Lakeland reports the mother dog Maisy and the other puppy, named Tundra, are being treated with anti-venom at a Winter Haven animal hospital.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogs; pitbulls; rattlesnake

1 posted on 05/22/2014 10:42:31 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

My dog was treated with antibiotics after a water moccasin bite.


2 posted on 05/22/2014 10:44:47 AM PDT by blam
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To: blam

We’ve had two of ours hit by a Copperhead early this month. Keep an eye on your pets. There are snakes about. And not all of them are in PUBLIC OFFICE!


3 posted on 05/22/2014 10:47:01 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: nickcarraway

A 6’2” Diamondback is one Hell of a huge, dangerous snake. Too bad it didn’t find its was into the Mahdi’s bed. Of course, if it bit Moochelle, asumming she was there instead of Regie, it would probably be the one that got poisoned.


4 posted on 05/22/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Dick Bachert

I had coon dogs (and that ain’t RACCCISSS)that got nailed by rattlers in the middle of the night. They didn’t come back for three or four days and when they did they were covered from head to toe with mud. My old neighbor down the road told me when they got nailed, they always went into the swamp mud and let the mud suck the poison out. Who knew?


5 posted on 05/22/2014 10:53:23 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: libstripper
Of course, if it bit Moochelle, asumming she was there instead of Regie

Wouldn't bite anyway - professional courtesy.

6 posted on 05/22/2014 11:03:05 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: libstripper
"old joke"
but it does deserve a hardy *SNICKER!*

7 posted on 05/22/2014 11:11:04 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: libstripper

I laughed about your statement for a full five minutes. I pictured the entire event, both versions; one with Michelle, one with Reggie and yet another one with just the Pres. waking, throwing back the Micky & Donald Duck feathered quilt, only to find a hissing, snapping snake in his bed, now rearing it’s head back!


8 posted on 05/22/2014 11:13:57 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: nickcarraway

We walk our three dogs in the foothills above our home in Southern California.

The two big dogs love to put their snouts in bushes, around rocks, etc. right where snakes love to hide. We got the rattlesnake shots for them which the vet told us buys us extra time if they’re bit to get them to the vet for the anti-venom.

About a year ago we met a nice elderly couple who told us their dog had been bit by a rattle snake in the same area. They said they rushed the dog to the vet but it was going to be something like $4,000 for the vet to save the dog and they didn’t have that kind of money.

I keep a very sharp eye on my dogs, the little one stays close and I try to stay on the big trails and not bush wack like DH.


9 posted on 05/22/2014 11:13:59 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The dogs bark; the caravan moves on!)
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To: Bon of Babble

They have snake-proofing training classes for dogs.

If I lived in a high threat area, I think I’d invest.

Terrible story.

Hope the other dogs will be okay.

Also, dog health insurance is always a good idea.


10 posted on 05/22/2014 11:17:09 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: Bon of Babble

Trupanion even pre-authorizes procedures:

http://natickanimal.com/2012/07/23/trupanion-pet-insurance-offers-new-claims-express-option/

This is one of the reasons I chose them.

There’s no way I could have afforded $4K either but they will ‘pre-pay’ stuff like that.


11 posted on 05/22/2014 11:20:12 AM PDT by Salamander (It's a cult and they worship blue oysters!)
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To: nickcarraway

There were certain snakes Steve Irwin didn’t try to hold. Notice he never went after a black mamba, and didn’t get within striking range of an Eastern Diamondback. These are not the deadly but docile snakes of the Outback.


12 posted on 05/22/2014 11:24:52 AM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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To: from occupied ga

If the snake didn’t bite, it wouldn’t be professional courtesy. It would be good taste and natural revulsion with an incredibly toxic, vastly inferior being.


13 posted on 05/22/2014 11:46:13 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: nickcarraway

Vet told me that only about 20% of snake bites on dogs are deadly.

Ours has the vaccine. About 20 bucks a year.

But, nothing will save them from a Mohave Green.


14 posted on 05/22/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by crz
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To: mikeus_maximus

I have to disagree about the Black Mamba. There was one episode where he did go after one, about an eight footer. He picked it up by the tail and it struck constantly, missing him each time, sometimes only by a wee bit. The whole thing was just about as tense as watching a Wallenda cross a huge canyon on a windy day on a high wire with no protection.


15 posted on 05/22/2014 11:54:26 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Bon of Babble
Anti venin is expensive, about $2,000 a vial. Some human envenomings require as much as 8 or 10 vials.
16 posted on 05/22/2014 11:56:58 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: nickcarraway
I had no idea there were diamondbacks in Winter Haven!! Alligators yes...but all those years of Spring training games, I might have reconsidered if I'd known!

I'm glad at least two of the dogs survived...what a horrific thing to happen...

17 posted on 05/22/2014 12:07:50 PM PDT by 88keys (broken glass GOP; it matters, replace the Dems. 2014!!)
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To: libstripper

I doubt it would bite Mooch. Professional courtesy. :-)


18 posted on 05/22/2014 1:14:32 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: from occupied ga

Sorry stole yer line. :-)


19 posted on 05/22/2014 1:15:48 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: mikeus_maximus

I saw Steve Erwin in the Appalachians with rattle snakes all around him. In fact, while he was squatted down he pointed to the ground between his legs and one crawled right between his feet.


20 posted on 05/22/2014 1:41:59 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: VerySadAmerican
"And what oim gonna do, is sneak up behoind it and jam my thumb in it's butthole?"
21 posted on 05/22/2014 2:36:27 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: hout8475
"And what oim gonna do, is sneak up behoind it and jam my thumb in its butthole."
22 posted on 05/22/2014 2:40:24 PM PDT by hout8475
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To: VerySadAmerican

I remember an episode where an agitated King Cobra tried to strike him over and over again. I never saw a snake that was more agitated or aggressive.


23 posted on 05/22/2014 5:37:38 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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24 posted on 05/22/2014 5:38:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: nickcarraway

Florida has some nasty creatures. If we retire there, our gardening strategy will be quite different than it is here.


25 posted on 05/22/2014 5:46:34 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: crz
The proper spelling is MOJAVE GREEN; nasty buggers are named after the Mojave desert where they live, specifically the northern Mojave Desert. Lots of them around the town of Mojave and all the foot hills and canyons along highway 395 west to I-5 around Fort Tejon.
If even something as big as a human gets hit by one there is not a whole lot of hope unless you can get to help pretty quick. The venom is a combination of neurotoxic and hemotoxic that leans real heavy on the neurotoxic side.
Suppresses heart beat, respiratory function and muscle control.
26 posted on 05/23/2014 1:09:44 AM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The were timber rattlers, not eastern diamondbacks, and they were in a pit beneath him.


27 posted on 06/05/2014 3:01:06 PM PDT by mikeus_maximus
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