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A family and their three pet snakes are safe after a fire in their West Linn home Wednesday evening.
Some of the definitive characteristics of a venomous snake are an elliptical pupil (a slit looking pupil) like a cat’s eye, a rattle on the tail, a triangular shaped head, and live in western Wisconsin. Be aware that not all rattlesnakes will rattle their tail before they strike, so keep a safe distance between you and the snake should you see one. Keeping your pet on a short leash and away from brush and rocks is one way to avoid an encounter with these snakes – and prevent a potential emergency for your pet. If you do come in contact with one keep your actions slow as you retreat away from the snake, as fast motion can be interpreted by the snake as a threat.
Like all wild animals, snakes can and will bite if they feel that their life is being threatened. It always best to leave them alone – you’ll help to keep wildlife wild and your pets safe.
Steering Clear of Serpents: Snake Safety for Pets
Steering Clear of Serpents: Snake Safety for Pets.
PuppTech is the dog travel safety company, but maintaining a safe pet doesn’t apply just to your time with your dog in the car -- you need to keep the dog safe outside the car as well. And, if you spend time outdoors with your dog in rough country, that means rattlesnake avoidance training is a must.Snakes, like other , want to avoid us as much as we want to avoid them. By learning more safety tips about rattlesnakes and pets, you can count on a happier spring for you, your companion, and the wildlife that abounds in our area.I hope we’ll never have to put the training to the test, but I believe that Clovis got the message really quickly and thoroughly, and that if he ever encounters a snake in the wild, he will remain a safe pet and give it as wide a berth as he did in the training room.By knowing the signs of a rattlesnake bite, you can act quickly on behalf of your fur friend. Since most rattlesnake encounters occur when a snake feels threatened, maintaining control over your pet and prohibiting barking or aggression is essential to keeping everyone safe.It's a shame that people are willing to ignore the extreme risks of snake ownership, merely to make some money or to live with an exotic pet. And, despite the obvious safety and environmental concerns, legal restrictions have been inadequate-and hardly deterrent. Once you know your pet’s requirements fit the with two thermometers and a hygrometer (humidity gauge) to ensure your pet is in the ideal environment. A heat lamp is an excellent heat source, but only use this for half the tank, as your snake likes having a cool retreat to hang out in from time to time, too. Heat rocks look nice, but in reality they are not safe for a snake's sensitive skin. An artificial plant (live plants or fertilizers in the soil can be harmful to snakes) placed cleverly inside the habitat, along with an extra water bowl under the lamp, can also help you reach the desired level of humidity. But if you live in a dry environment, you may want to place a humidifier near (not in) the tank or use a reptile fogging system designed to be used inside your snake's habitat.