Went to my grandparent's ranch this weekend. They've got about 3500 acres in south TX. Didn't take the dogs... they can go another day and after they get a rattlesnake vaccine since that place is crawling with em.
Anyways, here's some of what you're missing out on ..
Hey Somer -
Try to find someone who does snake avoidance training. It works really good. I have had both my girls trained and Belle can scent a rattlesnake from about 50 feet away. The guy that trained my girls says Belle has a magnum nose. They both will either pull me away from the snake or get between me and snake. In either case we are getting anywhere near the snake. It isn't 100%, but if they can see, hear or smell it it works. That coupled with the vaccine (which isn't 100% either) is about as good an insurance policy as you can get.
Looks very pretty - but hot!!!
Do lots of dogs get bit by snakes out there or do they learn to stay away??
Thanks for reminding be about having them snake broke! I checked the Gulf Coast GSP website and I'm in luck! Actually have one next weekend for $40 a dog so I'll be heading out that way next weekend for sure.
Thanks and it is most definitely hot! As long as I'm moving around working or doing something then I don't notice the heat! I know the livestock gets bit but I'm not so sure about the dogs there. There are about 7-8 of them (all dogs that were dumped) and they stay in the fenced backyard and bark to warn us about anyone coming into the ranch. They aren't friendly ranch dogs, that's for sure.
It's only green now because of the rain. Usually all brown!
I didn't see any bobs when I went but I could hear them calling everywhere on the ranch.
How is your place down there? My grandfather on my other side of the family has a deer lease in Bruni and that place is ROUGH! It was crawling with quail last season but Jake couldn't hardly get 5 feet without landing on another cactus or other assorted prickly vegetation. I get the privilege of picking out cactus thorns for a week each time we go there.