For now I can't let the dogs in to the front yard so they have to stay in the mobile home and back dog run. I am going to try to block off any access to the front yard from under the mobile home skirting but I think I am just fooling myself. The snake can easily go around. This makes me want to move in to a house in town even more.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
The Snake Is Back
I let the dogs out in the front yard in the early morning hours when the sun was barely coming up. I went inside to prepare their food as usual. Suddenly I heard lots of barking and I went out with a flashlight to see what was so interesting under the stairs. I didn't see anything so I herded them all inside except one who hung back. She had a little spot of blood under one eye. I carried her inside and tried to wipe it off but she yelped and cried. I fed the other dogs and looked at her again and the tell-tale swelling from a snake bite was there. I bet it was the same snake that bit my other dog too. People told me that rattlesnakes are territorial but there wasn't much I could do since I didn't know where he was hiding. I think he is living under the mobile home. Unfortunately, no snake hunters are going to go climb under the mobile home and get him. I searched for snake traps and all I found were large glue traps. It is not going to be easy to get rid of him.