One of our dogs got snake bit night before last. He got hit hard because he went down before it even started to swell. He made it through the night but died yesterday morning. The river was up this spring till just a couple of weeks ago and I guess has driven a lot of them to high ground. We have found 4 or 5 of them in the yard already this year. One of them was 6 feet long. Living where we do, it's one of the known hazards, but it wears on your nerves a little having to watch for them every step of the way out to feed the chickens, etc. I hate to even take my grandson to feed the chickens for fear of snakes. Makes it hard to enjoy the country life.