I went to bring our dogs in this morning as it was getting hot outside, and four of them came running but my husband's new puppy didn't come in. When I went outside she was laying on her side with her eyes open but not moving, and flies on her. I picked her up and she was floppy, and I thought she was dead I had no idea what was wrong with her, so I put her on our bed in front of a fan and started trying to call my husband. I couldn't get hold of him and Maggie still wasn't moving, so I got changed and rushed to the ranch office like a mad woman. I finally found him there, by which point her leg was starting to swell and trickling blood from the fang marks. We gave her a steroid shot and came back home to shut the other dogs up in the house and see if we could find the culprit, as I remembered my pointer sniffing around their doghouses when I left. My husband couldn't find the shot shells, so grabbed a T-post, lifted up one of the houses and there it was, a Diamondback. Maggie must have stepped on it when she went out the doggy door. Luckily he got it killed with nobody else getting hurt, and we just rushed her to the vet. I hope she's going to be ok, she is only ten weeks old and small, and wouldn't stand up. We just had one of our dogs get over a snakebite after several weeks in the vet, and two of them got bitten by one last July. Other than the two dogs that were bitten this year, they are all snake-proofed, but I kept the dead snake (minus head) to make doubly sure they know to leave them well alone. I just don't know what else I can do I keep them away from snakey areas, and on a leash as much as I can during snake season, but they need to run. Three of the four have got bitten by a snake coming into our yard, at two different houses.