Sunday, March 16, 2008

Charly tangled with a copperhead....


This is our dog,Charly.

We adopted him about a year and a half ago from a local shelter.

He's a fantastic dog- curious,BIG and full of energy- but good just the same.
It's kinda hard to tell from this shot but he has a huge pooch where a snake bit him this weekend.
Look at his jowl on the left and under his mouth-
All we can do according to the vet is keep him comfortable and be glad he made it!
So far all of our big dogs that have been bitten have made it just fine. We have to loosen the collar for a time and keep fresh water out but that's about all we can do for them.
Copperheads are common and probably the most plentiful here. Since he can't get to the canals(we have a radio fence) it's unlikely that it was a cottonmouth.

3 comments:

queenofdreamsz said...

(((hugs))) to Charly and praying for a quick healing..I know that's got to be uncomfortable for him.

smoothiejuice said...

awwwwwwwwww poor guy!

Beverly said...

Poor boy....Charly looks like a faithful companion! Hate when our buddies get hurt.