June 16, 2012
Last weekend Prince was out in the yard, when he started barking. Now, Prince barking is nothing unusual, just the way he was barking. He would let out 4 bark, that sounded concerned (don't ask, I just know a concerned bark when I hear it from my dogs). Usually the barking sounds excited (cats/squirrels), or warning (people or dogs walking up the street), or even bored - but rarely concerned.
I went to the downstairs door, and saw him standing about 5-7 feet away, looking at the ground, and with a wrinkled brow. I called him in, and he seemed relieved that he was being saved.
So, what could this dog, who has been attacked by other dogs and not flinched (lost the fight yes, but not flinched), be concerned about?
Yep, a snake. Not a small snake, but not a huge one either.
OK, herpetologist (Bogie or reader), what kind is it?
Posted by: Cop Car at Jun 16, 2012 11:00:26 AM
I'm guessing a common garter snake. We have a bunch of them running (slithering) around. The only reason I know it's not poisonous is because NH doesn't host any poisonous snakes, except one or two small dens of rattlesnakes who's location is kept secret from the masses so they aren't disturbed.
Posted by: bogie at Jun 17, 2012 7:09:44 AM