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Re: [RC] Big Snake - marybenstover

I have been lucky that my horses all got better with treatment from rattlesnake bites and had no necrotic tissue damage.  There is a vaccine out for dogs and my dogs have all been innoculated....mb




----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Weary DC" <bweary@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, January 15, 2009 6:05:37 AM GMT -08:00 US/Canada Pacific
Subject: [RC] Big Snake

  Hi D'Arcy--

  You may have a point there, and you are clearly more compassionate
toward rattlesnakes than I am. However, there is no shortage of them
here, in fact there are trails I won't ride or hike in the depth of
summer due to their numbers. Because they are deadly, to humans and
horses alike, I think our first reaction in coming across one is one of
fight or flight. I'm betting the old man in the picture's first thought
wasn't: "Boy, the herpetologists are going to have a heyday with this
one!" Probably, he was thinking, "Where in the hell is my shovel!!!!!!!!"  
    The snake was heard as saying, "I may not be the baddest dude in the
whole desert, but I'm in the top two. And my Daddy is gettin' old." :>  Dr Q


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[RC] Big Snake, Bruce Weary DC