Pets survive puff adder bites

Dogs rushed to vets after snake attacks

TWO dogs are recovering after they were bitten by puff adders in separate incidents in Nelson Mandela Bay this week.

Both snake attacks happened on Wednesday.

In the first, Sammy, a 10year-old Labrador-cross-Alsation, suffered a bite to the face in Sardinia Bay at about 4pm.

When Glenn Hodgkinson, 48, owner of GH Air Conditioning and Ventilation, arrived at his Sardinia Bay home after work, his neighbour met him in a panic.

“As I pulled up, my neighbour was shouting that the dog was fighting with a snake,” Hodgkinson said.

“I jumped out the car, ran around the back of the house and saw Sammy walking out from underneath a deck that adjoins the house.

“I noticed blood on her mouth and put her straight into the car. I then sped off to the vet,” he said.

-Gareth Wilson

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