When your Jack Russell Terriers save your life!

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  1. Flaviemys purvisi

    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    Just got home from work a few minutes ago and the first thing I do is go outside and greet the dogs so they can tell me all about their day... Well I'd slid the large glass door open and opened the security door and stepped out onto the patio barefoot straight onto a brown snake, probably a bit over 1m in length and Alaska my 8 year old Jack Russell flew into action and grabbed it and started rag-dolling it. I'm pretty dazed at the moment as to how close that came to me getting bitten. I've no idea if my 2 Jacks were bitten at all in the heat of the moment, I don't believe they were but we're off to the vet now for some blood clotting tests just to be sure.

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    Just got back from the vet, Alaska had his neck shaved and blood taken from his jugular to test for clotting. Tested negative for snake venom. Happy days! Too fast, too good! I'll sleep soundly tonight!
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    danyjv Active Member

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    Extra big bone for the dogs tonight


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    Bugger the bone they deserve a T-bone steak
     
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    Herptology Well-Known Member

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    Bugger the steak they deserve a whole rabbit
     
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    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what they got, big cow shin bone sawn down the middle. :D
     
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    That’s pretty bloody hectic. Glad the dogs are ok. Doesn’t get much more loyal than that hey
     
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    Extremely lucky for both you & the pooch. I have two JR's myself, great little dogs
     
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    JR's don't care about size, they would have taken the snake even if it was 10 times in size.
     
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    Flaviemys purvisi Very Well-Known Member

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    Snake, dog, dingo, cat, doesn't matter, JRT's are bold as and truly FEARLESS. I wouldn't have any other breed watching my back.
     
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