Wild Snakes Can Be Afraid of Dogs
Like most other wild animals, snakes prefer to not have a direct encounter with a dog, especially due to the mismatch in size. They get a bad reputation from not just their intimidating appearance, but also from the odd new stories here and there on wild snake attacks.
Most wild snakes won’t attack unless provoked. Accidents, however, can happen between snakes and dogs, especially when the dog’s curiosity leads them to getting too close to the snake.
If you have a yard at home, it’s important to take steps that would reduce the likelihood of a wild snake appearing in the yard. Such steps may include trimming the lawn on a regular basis and removing debris like firewood piles where the snakes can easily hide.
If your dog gets bitten by a snake then please take him to the emergency vet straight away. Even if the bite didn’t come from a venomous snake, the wound from a snake bite may cause other health complications so it’s important to get it treated in order for your dog to recover quickly.