Hopi Indians believed they were creatures of transformation. Their venom is poisonous, not necessarily deadly, but can cause acute pain and discomfort. If allergic then the symptoms will be even more dangerous. Medical help is always necessary. Whether through your doctor or pharmacy. Dogs, bitten by snakes will suffer, sometimes, temporary paralysis or fits. The season for snakes appearing and disappearing is usually in the control of Mother Nature. Just be sure to look out and not have contact, if at all necessary with the subject. A long-handled broom and pan is a good way of getting rid of them. ‘Shooing’ alone does not work. “Living in the countryside, means you’re sure to see a few of them around.”
Jenny Clarke, President of APAA, has her pets to keep an eye on her. She like many others are wary of playful dogs, nosing around when the snake season is upon us. Like the procession caterpillars, around April and May, in higher shaded area. It makes sense to ensure your pets are diverted from any routine routes, which will cross their paths. One caterpillar can cause a problem as they eject poisonous spikes to ward of predators, but a whole chain of them on the march is frightening. Dogs, unfortunately, don’t know that they can cause blindness or harmful wounds to manifest around the mouth and nose areas. “Check out the walk ahead of the animals.” Jenny gives sensible advice. “Look up at the pine trees and see if their nests are fully formed and moving.” It likely signs they are ready to drop out and start their journey.
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The last spring ‘Pop-Up’ at ‘Manu’s Snack Bar and Restaurant’ (aka ‘Pescador’) Figueira is almost a sell-out! Always popular with a lot of the classical, older, vintage collectibles. If you are deciding to go off for the day, want your furry friend looked after? Pet Park will do a special deal for you. Longer boarding passes are permitted! Rest assured that your dog or cat will be given the red-carpet treatment. Gary & Wendy +351 926 660 465. Young German Shepherd ‘Rafa’ and older Podengo ‘Lilly’ still waiting for their forever home! Call before visiting, remember to take a treat or two.