Friday, September 2, 2011

Which one would you rather NOT SEE on a hike

So, Our favorite camping place is being invaded by some very different critters.

Of course we love it when the Moose come and as you can see, we had some great visitors this time

That was great fun, but then, guess who comes crawlin into and around the backpack and Trigger.  Thank goodness Trigger is cool and calm. I would have freaked out....

Just so you don't worry, Trigger was long gone when the snake came out from the pack. 

See ya all at the Bash


Note from My Vickie
(Just didn't want you to worry that I put Bert in harms way.  We do have a lot of rattlesnakes and all of our handlers in the search and rescue get yearly boosters on the snake shot, plus there are Snake aversions classes to take which teaches the dogs to avoid snakes.  This works on most dogs, Except for our Murphy  who now, loves to find snakes.....Mmmmm...any way, just wanted to say that we are very careful.)


rottrover said...

We pick the moose!! That was a BIG rattler!

Have a wonderful time at PAWm!!

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD...OMD Dat was jus' too much for teenie weenie me. Dat snake was bigger den me. No more trips like dat, OK's?

K-Koira said...

Snakes scare me a lot. I feel like, on an off leash hike, my dogs at least have a chance to run from most danger (we don't have moose though). Snakes, though, I don't think they would know to run from, and with my dogs as small as they are, one bite would be fatal unless we were close to a vet clinic and very lucky.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great videos!! Those snakes have a way of creeping up on you when you aren't looking. Lots of love, Debbie & Holly

2browndawgs said...

Ugg! Do not like snakes especially rattlesnakes! The moose video is very cool.

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, what pawesome critters! Both deserve lots of respect. The moose were so big and fun to watch! That rattler was sure bold. Glad no one got hurt! Thanks for letting us see the pawesome videos! See you this weekend at the big Bash! :)
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, Supreme Munk Mocker

Maggie Mae said...

Ummmm....let me think, da snake of course! :) What a treat to see dem mooses, what beootiful animals dey are.

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Whisppy said...

*GULP* That rattlesnake gave me goosebumps! I'll have the moose anytime.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

The moose are just beautiful!!! BIG, but so handsome - look at those antlers!

Now about that snake, scary guy. Murphy and TD are a lot alike - Thunder loves to catch a snake and toss it around. But Mom always manages to spoil his fun.

Have a great weekend.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

NCmountainwoman said...

Jiminy Christmas!!! One reason we love winter hiking...the snakes have hunkered down for the winter.

We dare not let the dogs off leash during the summer. We have rattlers here but the most common poisonous snake here is the copperhead. Thank goodness they are not as deadly as the rattlers.

Anonymous said...

Oh yea the Moose are just beautiful!

But the snake! With the rattles, NO thanks!

Have a great time!

See you at the Pawm!

woos, Tessa

Boondocks and The Love Shack Pack said...

AHHHHHHH!!!! That's creepy, freaky stuff right there!!! AHHHHH!!!!

We're happy to have an outdoor cat who kills snakes. She's taken out ten or more over the past three summers!!

Boondocks & The Love Shack Pack

STELLA from Down Under said...

HOLY MOLY!! Love the moose, little bit scarey with the snake. We see snakes on our walks too. Sometimes brown and sometimes red bellied black which are both very venemous. In summer we have to keep the dogs on lead at all times. Have a great weekend. No worries, and love, Stella (and Carol).

CreekHiker / HollysFolly said...

OMG! you were so close to both the moose and the snake!! How'd you get the snake out of the pack? and How do you get the dogs to be so CALM???

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

At least the rattler warns before he strikes. However, we aren't pleased with any snakes that appear to be poisonous. We love black snakes though.

Love the moose video.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

At least the rattler warns before he strikes. However, we aren't pleased with any snakes that appear to be poisonous. We love black snakes though.

Love the moose video.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Mr. Pip said...

Both are cool, but scary! See you at PAWm!

Your pal, Pip

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

The snek went INSIDE the backpack? Now I has to check my mom's pack efurry time she takes it off afore she puts it back on again. Sigh. My job is nefur done.

KB said...

By far and away, I'd rather see a moose. But then again, I don't really trust moose.

I knew that you must be very careful. Back when I did SAR, we did the snake aversion stuff like you're doing.

I'm glad that I now live someplace where I've never seen a rattler.

Every time I come to your blog, I smile at the photo of Bert in the header.

Meeka said...

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh that rattler is scary.

Sagira said...

Oh my goodness...would have been shakin in my boots.

houndstooth said...

Yegads! If a snake ever gets in my backpack, I'm never putting it on again!


Mango said...

I am having a virtual freak out over that snake (but I love the moose).


Anonymous said...

That was a BIG rattler! Yikes! Note to not put backpack down on ground no matter how heavy it may be! The moose were way cool :D

Waggin at ya,

Jill said...

Loved the moose...not so much the rattlesnake. Pretty snake, but a little too close.

sagechronicles said...

Yeah, I'll pass on the snakes too. I'm sure glad we don't have those kind where we live now!

Kolchak Puggle said...

WHERE DO YOU WALK?! The zoo????? OMD, I would faint dead away if /i ran into either of those monsers on our walk.

Curt Rogers said...