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Rattlesnake Shake, or Vaccinating Your Dog Against Snakebite

When Matt was young, he had this annoying habit of catching garter snakes and bull snakes and then bringing them into the house. Amusing for him, yes, but not so much for me and mum. 1,206 more words

Dogs

Aesop's fable... updated

A bobcat’s vicious takedown of a rattlesnake has gone viral after a realtor shared a video of the pair facing off on an Arizona sidewalk. In footage captured by real estate agent Laura Lucky while she was showing a home in north Scottsdale, the bobcat can be seen repeatedly attempting to control the snake as…

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Thousands Flock to Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup

For over sixty years the town of Sweetwater, Texas hosts an annual Rattlesnake Roundup in which the event is used to keep the population of rattlesnakes in check. 26 more words

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WHEN GRANDPA KILLED A RATTLER

WHEN GRANDPA KILLED A RATTLER
“It wasn’t just a snake, it was a rattler.”
Grandpa said with a shake of the shovel,
Over which the long body was draped… 203 more words

Poetry

Rattlesnakes

Went to a fascinating talk on Friday evening by Rolf Williams on Rattlesnakes. Although he focused on his trips to Arizona, he also shoed us examples from other parts of the world. 290 more words

Natural History

Gratitude

It was a May morning in the Badlands, and characteristically cold as I rose at 4 A.M. to watch the sun clear the horizon.  I drove to an eastern-facing path and walked out on the moonscape where I stood, chilled and awed, as the surrounding buttes and spires came into soft blue light.   294 more words

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Creatures of Fear: Serpents of Various Sizes

So, I was thinking of making this week about three common animal-based ‘fears’ that seem to show up in fiction.  It’s not too strange to know a person is scared of an animal, but these three seem to always get a bad rep.  707 more words

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