Snake Avoidance Training

The only thing worse on a hunt than a snake-bit dog would be a face full of #6 shot. This morning Tex attended a “snake avoidance” event. We hope to hunt in Arizona soon and that state is chock full of Rattlesnakes. This training may save Tex’s life someday.

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This is a Bullsnake. Looks like a Rattlesnake, acts like a Rattlesnake, smells like a Rattlesnake but his bite is harmless. The perfect surrogate to train a dog to stay away.

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Looking for snakes in all the right places.

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Hey, what’s that?

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Looks interesting.

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Hmm, smells like SPAM. I think I am gonna . . .

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STRIKE – YOWEEE!!. The bite was harmless but at the same time Tex was hit with the shock collar.

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Holy Crap!

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Damn thee serpent!

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Feet, don’t fail me now!

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OK, lets go home.

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A Gordon Setter gets trained.

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Beautiful animal. Now Tex wants NOTHING to do with these critters, and that is a very good thing.

I have a call into Samuel L Jackson for a better title for this post.

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8 responses to “Snake Avoidance Training

  1. Byrdgirl

    Great post. I wish we could fine snake avoidance training in my neck of the woods. LOVED the photos and captions. :)

  2. Sean

    Wish I could have made it yesterday morning, looks like Tex learned a serious lesson!

  3. Going on Sunday with three de-fanged and de-venomed rattlers. Hope it helps! The snakes are thick in Nevada this year.

  4. P

    Ben – love your blog. Glad we don’t see those critters up in Regent. The only bites we’ve experienced there have been Inka related. We’re already looking forward to November.

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