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. 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. Looking for snakes in all the right places. Hey, what’s that? Looks interesting. Hmm, smells like SPAM. I think I am gonna . . . STRIKE – YOWEEE!!. The bite was harmless but at the same time Tex was hit with the shock collar. Holy Crap! Damn thee serpent! Feet, don’t fail me now! OK, lets go home. A Gordon Setter gets trained. 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.