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What kind of snake? #8288507 06/08/21 04:26 PM
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Sorry, i know its not the best picture...

This 4’ snake was crossing the road in front of my truck. Was hard to identify for me sitting in my truck, taking a picture before he disappeared in the grass. We seem to have several of these cruising around of late. I just want to know the type and if it should be terminated as i do with copperheads and rattlesnakes!

One last question:
I keep hearing about a vaccine or shot of some kind i can get my dog to protect him from a venomous snake bite.
Is there such a thing i can ask my vet for?

Thanks as always!

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Re: What kind of snake? [Re: Stealthjr] #8288522 06/08/21 04:40 PM
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I am no expert but i believe either a bull snake or rat snake from what i see online, should be harmless.

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Originally Posted by tworod
I am no expert but i believe either a bull snake or rat snake from what i see online, should be harmless.

I'm no snake expert but it sure looks like a bull snake to me to

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Re: What kind of snake? [Re: Stealthjr] #8288558 06/08/21 05:23 PM
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Bull snake. A rat snake is mostly black.

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Bull snake

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Yes ask your vet, there is a vaccine, my dogs get it every year.


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Originally Posted by Schanz
A rat snake is mostly black.

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Originally Posted by Stealthjr


One last question:
I keep hearing about a vaccine or shot of some kind i can get my dog to protect him from a venomous snake bite.
Is there such a thing i can ask my vet for?

Thanks as always!

It is not that expensive and a great idea, especially if your pup will be trodding through snake country.
The one we got my son's dog was a 2-dose vaccine about 30 days apart I believe and ran about $100. That's a hell of a lot cheaper than a major vet bill with a bad bite.


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Re: What kind of snake? [Re: Stealthjr] #8288763 06/08/21 09:02 PM
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Looks like a nope rope to me!


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Re: What kind of snake? [Re: Stealthjr] #8288768 06/08/21 09:07 PM
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I'm no expert, but i don't think that's a snake...... peep
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Originally Posted by Schanz
A rat snake is mostly black.


Rat snakes have almost as many color variations as all the other snakes put together. I’ve seen them in orange & cream - most commonly referred to as Corn snakes. Seen them in Red/Black, brown/white, black with yellow spots, et cetera.


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If your dog gets bit after getting the vaccine, you will still need to take your pup to the Vet.


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It is a king snake. A yellow bellied king snake.


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Thanks a bunch for the comments on the snake vaccine for my dog...i will ask the vet next week!

I find it a little funny that some say king and some say rat...so i guess all that matters is that its non poisonous regardless which one it is. clap

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by Stealthjr
Thanks a bunch for the comments on the snake vaccine for my dog...i will ask the vet next week!

I find it a little funny that some say king and some say rat...so i guess all that matters is that its non poisonous regardless which one it is. clap

Cheers!
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Originally Posted by leswad
If your dog gets bit after getting the vaccine, you will still need to take your pup to the Vet.


Just to add a little bit on to this since I haven't noticed it mentioned here - the vaccine is designed specifically for rattlesnake venom - with the exception of mojaves - which it offers zero protection. It offers limited protection from copperhead venom and NO protection from water moccasin venom.

Pretty sure the vaccine requires a yearly booster to remain fully effective as well.

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Bull snake. One quick way to tell is the brighter coloration toward the tail.

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Originally Posted by Cochise
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If your dog gets bit after getting the vaccine, you will still need to take your pup to the Vet.


Just to add a little bit on to this since I haven't noticed it mentioned here - the vaccine is designed specifically for rattlesnake venom - with the exception of mojaves - which it offers zero protection. It offers limited protection from copperhead venom and NO protection from water moccasin venom.

Pretty sure the vaccine requires a yearly booster to remain fully effective as well.


Thank you!

Anyone know the name of the vaccine i should ask for? Or do i just ask for “snake bite vaccine” and the will know?

One final question...odds of dog dying with or without vaccine? (From worst type of snake bite) I know its a guess in most cases and depends on many factors. (Type of snake, young or old. Type of dog...young or old)


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Originally Posted by Stealthjr
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If your dog gets bit after getting the vaccine, you will still need to take your pup to the Vet.


Just to add a little bit on to this since I haven't noticed it mentioned here - the vaccine is designed specifically for rattlesnake venom - with the exception of mojaves - which it offers zero protection. It offers limited protection from copperhead venom and NO protection from water moccasin venom.

Pretty sure the vaccine requires a yearly booster to remain fully effective as well.


Thank you!

Anyone know the name of the vaccine i should ask for? Or do i just ask for “snake bite vaccine” and the will know?

One final question...odds of dog dying with or without vaccine? (From worst type of snake bite) I know its a guess in most cases and depends on many factors. (Type of snake, young or old. Type of dog...young or old)

Also depends on where the dog gets bit. Had a vet tell me if it gets bit in the gut it won’t help. Head or leg it probably won’t die.

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