Warning issued to Essex dog owners after one pet is bitten by snake (From Maldon and Burnham Standard)
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Warning issued to Essex dog owners after one pet is bitten by snake
5:02pm Thursday 12th June 2014 in News
An urgent warning has been issued to dog owners in Essex after a greyhound was bitten by a snake.
The incident – believed to involve an adder – happened in long grass at Brook Country Park on the outskirts of Clacton.
The greyhound was treated by a local vet and survived.
Tendring Council dog warden Allen East said: “It is the second report of this kind that I have received recently and it is all down to the hot weather which makes the snakes more active."
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