a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday Adventure and Canine Training

A King Snake was discovered...
Ki-Anne announced to the world, I found a snake.
Squiggie wasn't sure, at first, what to do.
It was a beauty.
Every time the dogs would run in,
the snake would strike.
Good practice for them to avoid the poison snakes
and to tell the difference.
(They can tell by the smell)
I poked the snake, gently, with a stick
and he crawled, quickly, to safety.
I said,  Good dogs!!

15 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

I always wondered how dogs could tell the difference. Glad the good snake lived for another day.

Teresa aka Journaling Woman said...

I hadn't thought about that, but of course it's true about the scent.

Am I wrong to think the snake is an awesome beauty. Am I alone in that? Probably.

Country Gal said...

Miggy has never seen a poison snake before as we only have Gardner snakes here and even then they stay in the woods, I really dont think she would know what to do other then try to play with it ! Great photos ! Thankfully the dogs know to keep their distance ! Have a great day !

ellen abbott said...

no Teresa you are not alone. I think they are awesome too.

Sue said...

I'm not a big snake-lover, myself, although I do have a picture of myself playing with a garter snake as a child.

My eldest son, on the other hand, LOVES snakes.

=)

PS. We did used to enjoy lizards a lot when we lived in the desert.

LindaG said...

Great dogs! :)

Reflections said...

Great instincts! The dogs are learning well.

carolina nana said...

That is a big king snake,maybe it will keep those copper heads and rattlers at bay.
Blessings to you
Marilyn

Jules said...

WOW, that was a beaut! You know you are not suppose to train on Sunday's. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Pat said...

It this girl's eyes - NO snake is pretty. Just saying....

Farm Girl said...

You know I was never afraid of snakes, we always had some reptile in our house when the kids were young. The other day a gopher snake was in the pasture and it was minding its own business and I stood there and shook.
I might have a dang heart attack if I saw one like that in my yard. :)

Rising Rainbow said...

I didn't know dogs could tell the difference. That's pretty cool

EmptyNester said...

I would have died a thousand deaths at your place by now. Not really--I would have taken off for good at the sight of the first snake. LOL

Nora said...

I'm happy to hear that dogs can tell the difference. I would worry about them getting bit by a poisonous one. I'm sure a snake is very fast. Faster than a dog?

Far Side of Fifty said...

SScary..all sssnakes are ssscary. I just hate them..and how about dogs that are not raised around snakes can they still tell the difference...poisonus or not I am very very afraid of them all.
I am so afraid in the summer that some trucker is going to leave a bunch of snakes in a parking lot..you know they will crawl out of the wheel wells.. I know a unrealistic fear.
That is the one and only reason I like snow..no snakes:)

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