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post #1 of 27 Old 04-11-2008, 06:11 PM
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The Good News: Despite (unknowingly) walking within a foot of the Copperhead, it did not bite me.

The BAD News: It DID bite my daughter's dog about a minute later - on the bottom of her chin, while Lady was apparently snapping at it.

The GOOD News: Lady has survived just fine.

Only a hard knot at the bite site about 2 hours after the bite that has now softened and the swelling is slowly dissipating under the skin. Without knowing for sure that she was bitten, nothing the vet could do, because anti-venom without an actual bite would not be a good thing. Additionally, Copperheads are the least dangerous of all the poisonous snakes, Lady is young and in good health, and apparently the venom doesn't always effect dogs as it does humans.

24 hours since the bite, she is as frisky and playful as always, eating well, just as ready to come inside and lay in the floor (maybe even more so, after the babying and inside time she got yesterday and last night!)

Lady has come through this a lot better than I probably would have, if the Copperhead had got me instead!
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post #2 of 27 Old 04-11-2008, 06:24 PM
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Glad that Lady is doing fine -- and that the snake was smart enough to know you're such a tough Ol XXX it wouldn't have hurt you much.


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The Good News: Despite (unknowingly) walking within a foot of the Copperhead, it did not bite me.

The BAD News: It DID bite my daughter's dog about a minute later - on the bottom of her chin, while Lady was apparently snapping at it.

The GOOD News: Lady has survived just fine.

Only a hard knot at the bite site about 2 hours after the bite that has now softened and the swelling is slowly dissipating under the skin. Without knowing for sure that she was bitten, nothing the vet could do, because anti-venom without an actual bite would not be a good thing. Additionally, Copperheads are the least dangerous of all the poisonous snakes, Lady is young and in good health, and apparently the venom doesn't always effect dogs as it does humans.
24 hours since the bite, she is as frisky and playful as always, eating well, just as ready to come inside and lay in the floor (maybe even more so, after the babying and inside time she got yesterday and last night!)

Lady has come through this a lot better than I probably would have, if the Copperhead had got me instead!
Good thing ... a baby landed me a 3-day stint in the ICU at the hospital.
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A very lucky day indeed! Glad things are ok.:tu


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Wow!!!
Glad you are OK and so is the pooch.
Two dogs in South Florida were bitten lately by Coral snakes and weren't as fortunate.

Again, glad all are OK.
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Glad to hear you and your dog are fine.

There used to be a lot of open area in Nevada near my house where I walked my dog. One day he went to pee on a bush and there was a rattlensake under it. The rattler shook his tail and my dog went from the three point stance to three feet in the air.

Luckily the rattlesnake didn't strike so it was a funny story recounting my dog's leap.
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Glad the good news outweighed the bad news 2-1, Cliff!
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post #8 of 27 Old 04-11-2008, 07:50 PM
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Good to hear that you and your pup are OK. :tu I'm fortunate, there no poisonous snakes in my area.

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Dealt with a lot of snakes when I lived in Arkansas. Not fun. I'm happy it didn't bite you. one of my friends was bit by a copperhead and got pretty sick.
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Glad that Lady is doing fine -- and that the snake was smart enough to know you're such a tough Ol XXX it wouldn't have hurt you much.


ps The Pacifico is on ice waiting for you.
Hell it would of made the snake sick biting that old bastage.

Glad Lady is doing fine and you didn't get bit my friend.

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