04-16-2016, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by annageckos
I would try to discourage killing of snakes, or any wildlife really. But I have a soft spot for snakes.
I did actually take her inside last week when I saw a garter snake in the yard because I thought she would grab him. But she got him the next day when I was at work, when my mom took her out. Yesterday at the park I had no idea she was going after a snake. She was just hunting around a large rock. I assumed it was a mouse or chipmunk or something, and I honestly didn't think she'd be able to get under it. But there was a wide enough gap on one side and...she pulled him out. Typically when she does try to go after other animals I stop her, I don't want to encourage the hunting--especially since one of the animals she seems to think are prey are cats. But I guess it's just I don't get "upset" like some people do if my dogs kill a wild animal. I used to see our dog Perdy kill lots of animals, my dad liked to keep her in the backyard a lot during the day to protect his vegetable garden.