While Chukar hunting last Saturday my brother, his son and 2 dogs ran into a den of rattlesnakes. Before they knew it, snakes were all around them. Callie, his accident prone shorthair, ran over the top of one and was bit on the foot.
Fortunately, it looks like she will recover and be just fine. But it is still early so we're keeping our fingers crossed. That poor dog has had a rough season.
My brother and his son got quite a scare. It was a good wake up call for us all. These creatures are around and abundant. When we enter into their habitat, we need to be aware. Chukars share the same habitat as these snakes so we need to be especially careful during the early parts of the hunting season.