snakes

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Godsgrl, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Just a warning to be careful out there, and keep a close eye on your pets/livestock. I took my cat Bear to the vet today for an injured paw. I thought it was an abscess from a cat fight. I was shocked to learn it was a snake bite, and possibly venomous. So be careful out there, snakes are in full glory right now.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Isn't that the truth!! We killed 2 huge snakes in one day last week!!

    Missi
     
  3. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    My hubby ran upon one in the yard the other day while he was walking to my greenhouse. [​IMG]
    Hope your cat is ok [​IMG]
     
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  4. chickenwhisperer

    chickenwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:A cat wouldnt survive very long if bitten by a venomous snake.
    Id be willing to bet the abscess is from a tooth that was broken off in it.

    I have kept copperheads, cottonmouths, and 4 species of rattler at various times thruought my life, and a bite from any of them would kill a rabbit in seconds, so how long would a cat last . . .

    I have been bitten by snakes many many times, and it aint no fun when a tooth breaks in the bite . . . especially when it breaks off inbetween a knuckle joint in your finger.

    There is also infections to worry about from this happening, from the bacterais in a snakes mouth . . .
    Thats what the abscess would be from.

    I hope your cat is ok!
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    ps- where are you, and what kind of venomous snakes live around you?
    Just your location would allow me to answer the 2nd part of that question.
     
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  5. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

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    A big 4 and a half foot black snake got into the chicks and killed one!
     
  6. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:A cat wouldnt survive very long if bitten by a venomous snake.
    Id be willing to bet the abscess is from a tooth that was broken off in it.

    I have kept copperheads, cottonmouths, and 4 species of rattler at various times thruought my life, and a bite from any of them would kill a rabbit in seconds, so how long would a cat last . . .

    I have been bitten by snakes many many times, and it aint no fun when a tooth breaks in the bite . . . especially when it breaks off inbetween a knuckle joint in your finger.

    There is also infections to worry about from this happening, from the bacterais in a snakes mouth . . .
    Thats what the abscess would be from.

    I hope your cat is ok!
    [​IMG]

    ps- where are you, and what kind of venomous snakes live around you?
    Just your location would allow me to answer the 2nd part of that question.

    I live in the Southeast. We have water moccasins, coral snakes, copperheads, and several varieties of rattlesnakes. I understand about snake venom, and how it works generally. But the vet was saying that possibly it was a small dose of venom, not a full shot. I've only seen copperheads and pygmy rattlers around my house, (my son picked up the latter), but I know it could have been any of the ones listed.
     
  7. TwistedSerpent

    TwistedSerpent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very true, your cat would of been dead already had it been venomous.

    Please though remember snakes play a very vital role, there is absolutely no reason at all to kill every single one just because its a snake. Learn about them, how to Identify them, and how to deal with them. Knowledge never hurts anyone.
     
  8. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:Trust me, I don't. I am a zoo volunteer, and love snakes. They are very important to the environment, and I'd rather have a snake or two than rats. We love to see them in our yard, and leave them alone if we can. [​IMG]
     
  9. Godsgrl

    Godsgrl Ostrich wrangler

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    Quote:[​IMG] I'm sorry.
     
  10. chick4chicks

    chick4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to hear your cat got bitten, hope everything turns out ok. [​IMG]
     

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